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Harry Crews
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    (June 7, 1935-March 28, 2012)
    Born in Alma, Georgia
    Southern Gothic author
    Wrote the novels 'The Gospel Singer' (1968), 'Naked in Garden Hills' (1969), 'Car' (1972), 'The Hawk Is Dying' (1973), 'The Gypsy's Curse' (1974), 'A Feast of Snakes' (1976), 'All We Need of Hell' (1987), 'The Knockout Artist' (1988), 'Scar Lover' (1992), 'Celebration' (1998) and 'An American Family' (2006)
    Wrote the memoir 'Childhood: The Biography of a Place' (1978)
    Columnist for 'Playboy' and 'Esquire'
    Taught creative writing at the University of Florida (1968-97)
    He was married and divorced twice from Sally Ellis.
    His fondness for sideshow freaks as characters prompted his wife to ask, 'You don't intend to make a career out of midgets, do you?'
    His writing was often overshadowed by his persona as a self-destructive, hard-drinking hellraiser.
    He said, 'I was drunk every day for thirty years.'
    He awoke from one binge to discover a tattoo of a cabinet hinge on the inside of his elbow.
    He said, 'Anybody who is going to defend much of the way I’ve spent my life is mad.'
    He dedicated a book to Sean Penn.
    When he was six, he was badly scalded on two thirds of his body when he fell into a cauldron of boiling water used to slough the skin off slaughtered hogs.
    At seventeen, he joined the Marines, served three years, and went to college on the G.I. Bill.
    His oldest son drowned in a neighbor's swimming pool.
    The Washington Post's Jonathan Yardley praised his 'sense of humor that is totally off the wall.'
    The New York Times noted that he 'attracted a cadre of fans so fiercely devoted that the phrase 'cult following' seems inadequate to describe their ardor.'
    When Kim Gordon and Lydia Lunch collaborated, they named their band after him.

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