Wednesday, June 07, 2006


And he said, "Writers spend all their time preoccupied with just the things that their fellow men and women spend their time trying to avoid thinking about. ... It takes great courage to look where you have to look, which is in yourself, in your experience, in your relationship with fellow beings, your relationship to the earth, to the spirit or to the first causeā€”to look at them and make something of them."

--novelist Harry Crews


Blogger Jim Thompson said...

I read a short biography of Harry Crews and had to wonder what it is that drives a seemingly normal human being to the writing life. Is it genetic? Is it compensation for some latent, self-loathing? At times I pray it will go away. Then I leave my senses and pray it will stay.

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