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Harry Crews dies at 76; Southern writer with darkly comic vision
Harry Crews, a rough-hewn Southerner who drew a keen following with novels that describe a Hieronymus Bosch landscape of grotesques — characters who are tossed into rattlesnake pits, walk on their hands, croon lullabies to a skull and literally eat a car — died Wednesday in Gainesville, Fla. He was 76.
By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
April 1, 2012