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April 03, 2012
Mr. Crews could at times across as very obnoxious, I met him a few times but he was a very outspoken. He would not bite his tongue but would just tell how it was.

He will be missed by the ones who cared enough to really know him. He was a master at writing and capturing the attention of folks when they would hear him talking.
April 03, 2012
The man was a very, very great writer, one who hasn't ever received his proper evaluation. His book "Body" is among the finest novels written in the previous century. Rest in peace, Mr. Crews.
April 03, 2012
For Harry
April 03, 2012
April 03, 2012
May the GOD of tender mercies bring you
comfort and peace.
April 03, 2012
I am very sorry for your lost. I assited with his movie "The Hawk is Dying".
April 03, 2012
Sally, You were always there to help Harry. We will miss his wit and the great stories he told us.
April 03, 2012
As it turns out, survival wasn't triumph enough; he created a life of profound significance and accomplishment yet remained a kind man whose basic goodness and authenticity shone through all the talent and success. With sincere gratitude for all the words, wisdom, and wonderful memories. Deepest sympathies to his family.
April 03, 2012
I've met Harry Crews only once at a book signing for "The Knockout Artist" sometime in the early 1990's. At the time I had almost all of his works which he gratefully signed with a personal message.
When I read his novels I am amazed at his ability to describe a character or situation in such fine detail that I hear his voice sculpting the character as I continue, seeing just what they look like in my mind.
His style is so readable and his characters so believable that it is as if he is a sculptor, making his characters totally three dimentional and very alive.
I read all his books over again as they are always fresh, always enjoyable and always Harry Crews believeable: Sometimes eccentric, sad, unfortunate, obsessed, freakish but always fully human in quality and situation.
Picking a favorite is difficult at best: Naked in Garden Hills, The Knockout Artist, Body, The Gospel Singer and The Gypsy's Curse are among my top pics at the moment.
I wish I had been able to sit down with him over a bottle of whiskey and discuss his methods and motives for his characters. He was and continues to be a national treasure that will always be with us.
I hope Harry is still dreaming and writing, wherever he is today.
May the cosmos keep you, Harry Crews.

A Harry Crews Fan for Life,
Jeff Schaller
Waldo, FL
April 02, 2012
My Condolences to the Crews Family:
may you be comforted by God's Word, the Bible. James 4:8 encourages; "Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you."

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