“Stories was everything and everything was stories…”

This is an excerpt from the documentary, Searching For The Wrong-eyed Jesus, featuring Harry Crews telling 3 stories that you will only hear in the Deep South.

  8 comments for ““Stories was everything and everything was stories…”

  1. October 5, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    “… it was lettin’ themselves know how they believed the world worked, the right way and the way that was not so right.”

    I understand this completely. The music, the place, the intonation in his voice. Thanks for sharing.

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    • October 5, 2014 at 5:30 PM

      Check out his obit if you have a chance. He was a heckuva guy with an interesting path.

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  2. October 5, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    *for- sorry typo

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  3. October 5, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Thanks fro sharing this.. I so enjoy Harry Crews writings!

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    • October 5, 2014 at 5:29 PM

      You are very welcome. I didn’t know who he was before I watched this documentary, but he reminds me of a lot of men that I worked with when I lived in the South.

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      • October 5, 2014 at 5:39 PM

        My Father’s family is from Alabama..he always reminded me of those long, lost cousins & Uncles of mine…you should read a few of his books.. great writing/reading!

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        • October 5, 2014 at 5:49 PM

          Thanks for the nudge. I will look around some of the used bookstores around here.

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  4. October 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Reblogged this on Ohm Sweet Ohm and commented:

    “…Harry Eugene Crews was born on June 7, 1935, in Alma, Ga., a rural community near the Okefenokee Swamp where, he later wrote, “there wasn’t enough cash money in the county to close up a dead man’s eyes.” There was rarely enough to eat; local people supplemented their diet with clay for the minerals it contained…” —New York Times obituary

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