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A childhood, the biography of a place

Crews, Harry, 1935-20122022
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Harry Crews grew up as the son of a sharecropper in Georgia at a time when 'the rest of the country was just beginning to feel the real hurt of the Great Depression but it had been living in Bacon County for years'. Yet what he conveys in this moving, brutal autobiography of his first six years of life is an elegiac sense of community and roots from a rural South that had rarely been represented in this way. Interweaving his own memories including his bout with polio and a fascination with the Sears, Roebuck catalog, with the tales of relatives and friends, he re-creates a childhood of tenderness and violence, comedy and tragedy.
Main title:
A childhood, the biography of a place / Harry Crews ; foreword by Tobias Wolff.
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Imprint:
London : Penguin Classics, 2022.
Collation:
192 pages ; 22 cm.
Series title:
ISBN:
9780143135333 (pbk)
Dewey class:
813.54
LC class:
PS3553.R46
Local class:
920.1
Language:
English
BRN:
3161249
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