Posts Tagged ‘Erik Bledsoe’

A Failure of the Imagination

October 27, 2010

“The reading public bothers me, though. They don’t want to read about the blood and bones and guts of an issue. They want to read about something they’re not going to have to think about, and if it does hurt them, as say Love Story does, it won’t last very long. What has happened in this country is a failure of the imagination.” — Harry Crews, quoted in Getting Naked with Harry Crews (edited by Erik Bledsoe, University of Florida Press, 1999)

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A Shirt Full of Puke

June 27, 2009

“Alcohol whipped me. Alcohol and I had many, many marvelous times together. We laughed, we talked, we danced at the party together; then one day I woke up and the band had gone home and I was lying in the broken glass with a shirt full of puke and I said, ‘Hey, man, the ball game’s up.'”
Harry Crews, quoted in Getting Naked with Harry Crews (edited by Erik Bledsoe, University of Florida Press, 1999)