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FLORIDA FRENZY.

Crews, Harry.

ISBN 10: 0813007267 / ISBN 13: 9780813007267
Published by UNIVERSITY PRESSES OF FLORIDA. GAINSVILLE 1982, 1982
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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First Edition. Paperback original. SIGNED by Harry Crews on front end paper. Fine in trade size pictorial printed wrappers. Non-fiction. Bookseller Inventory # 9478

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Title: FLORIDA FRENZY.

Publisher: UNIVERSITY PRESSES OF FLORIDA. GAINSVILLE 1982

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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"Fourteen essays and articles and three short stories that will hit you right between the eyes. Crews writing is informed by a deep love of language, literature, nature, blood sports, and his own kind of people--namely rural, southern, hard-drinking, honest-measure hell-raisers. We are all lucky to have him to tell us about cockfighting, dogfighting, mending an injured hawk, becoming a great jockey, poaching gators, and taking ourselves much too seriously"--Chicago Tribune

"The author’s gifts include an elegant and easy style, a knack for telling a good story, and a wry and riotous sense of humor. . . . Unforgettable characters whose preoccupations evoke such memorable detail. Despite the concreteness of his descriptions, his sports cronies and the bar rats he encounters take on a universality in his graceful prose."--Newsday
 
In this collection of fiction and essays, Crews focuses on the people and places of Florida--full of natural wonders and other, grimier delights that make perfect grist for his forceful style, Southern Gothic sensibilities, and rowdy sense of humor. From poaching gators, to the Gatornationals, to cockfighting--a must-have collection for Harry Crews fans new and old.

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