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Harry Crews Discusses His "Freakish" Characters.

Novelist and essayist Harry Crews. His nine novels include All We Need is Hell and The Gospel Singer. Oftentimes, the main characters of Crews' works are outsiders; The central character of Crews' most recent work, titled The Knockout Artist, is a boxer who specializes in knocking himself out. Crews' three works of nonfiction include the autobiography A Childhood, Blood and Grits, and Florida Frenzy.

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Other segments from the episode on May 23, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 23, 1988: Interview with Antonio Carols Jobim; Commentary on Rod Levitt; Interview with Harry Crews; Review of the television special "Moyers: Joseph Campbell and the…

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