Harry Crews

Gordon Lish Interview @ BOMB + Harry Crews

1. Fantastic new interview with Gordon Lish at BOMBBLOG, on the occasion of his revision of his work for the Collected publication.

GL: The less I have in mind, the more my mind can be counted upon. Unhappily, for me, mind is scarcely the whole of what applies. Call it the art of the bricoleur—making do with less. Making much out of little, a mountain out of a molehill.

2. Edited manuscript, plus photo and brief audio excerpt of Harry Crews teaching in Florida in 1980, at This Long Century.

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July 20th, 2010 / 3:42 pm

Friday, No? Go Right Ahead.

Nail your whiskey sweat over the fireplace.

If you’re going to write, for God in heaven’s sake, try to get naked.

Part drunk, part bee-stung dog.

Holding a bottle and a leashed alligator.

You ever lived out of a lake?

A snake will bite when dead.

I’d much rather sit here and look at trees.

You smell sweeter than soap.

I don’t drink liquor!

I fall into…

I dip my tongue.

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