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The Resource The gospel singer, Harry Crews ; foreword by Kevin Wilson

The gospel singer, Harry Crews ; foreword by Kevin Wilson

Label
The gospel singer
Title
The gospel singer
Statement of responsibility
Harry Crews ; foreword by Kevin Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Crews's first novel published in 1968, a gifted, idolized singer returns to his poor hometown and a life and family he is so far removed from he now holds in contempt. The Gospel Singer reveals the absurdity of blind religious faith and idol worship, and the hypocrisy that results with the offering of money or sex. Crews grapples with race, gender, religion and place, and steps back to divulge the secrets of his characters including a dead girl awaiting the Gospel Singer's melodious eulogy, his dysfunctional family, a murderer, the zealous town residents, and a traveling freak show. This darkly comic, bitingly satirical, grotesque and violent yet strangely empathetic first novel displays Crews's brilliant literary talent that garnered critical acclaim and a cult following"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1935-2012
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Crews, Harry
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.R46
LC item number
G6 2022
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wilson, Kevin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gospel musicians
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
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Label
The gospel singer, Harry Crews ; foreword by Kevin Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages :
Isbn
9780143135098
Lccn
2021029225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1260193516
  • (OCoLC)1260193516
Label
The gospel singer, Harry Crews ; foreword by Kevin Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages :
Isbn
9780143135098
Lccn
2021029225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1260193516
  • (OCoLC)1260193516

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