Archive for August, 2009

Dumbasses

August 22, 2009

“So, the dumbasses out there that are watching television until they are rotting in their souls, watching Walter Cronkite and Happy Days, who cannot read my fiction, and say that it’s gratuitous, I say they have no eyes, no ears, no heart, no mouth, no sympathy, no charity for the human predicament. And they think that the human predicament and situation is living over in suburbia with a high wall around yourself and worrying about annuities and your tax-sheltered income.” —Harry Crews, Getting Naked with Harry Crews

Make Something Happen

August 9, 2009

“. . . domesticity just bores the living shit out of me. And when I get bored, I have to go out and make something happen. And wives don’t take kindly to that. They send you out for a loaf of bread, and you come back three days later all beat and broken up and full of vomit. They naturally don’t like that.” —Harry Crews, Getting Naked with Harry Crews

Harry Crews on Writing, Part 2

August 6, 2009