A Feast of Snakes Summary
"A Feast of Snakes" by Harry Crews is a story about Joe Lon Mackey, a young man who is watching his life slip past his fingers. As a high school football player, Joe Lon excelled at everything he touched. However, upon graduation, it was revealed that he could not read. His girlfriend, Berenice Sweet, goes off to college, and Joe Lon is left to run his father's liquor store. He gets married, has two children, and watches as his wife begins to age and become unattractive. He feels helpless and powerless. When Berenice comes back to town for the snake roundup, Joe Lon hopes to rekindle his old love. However, she brings with her a new love, and Joe Lon is forced to take a back seat. He, along with Willard, the local high school football hero, Candy, Berenice's younger sister, Duffy Deeter, a lawyer from Florida, and...
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Harry Crews Biographies (3)
3,087 words, approx. 11 pages
Harry Crews is the author of ten books--eight novels (the first published in 1968), an autobiography, and a collection of magazine nonfiction pieces. He is one of the most original, prolific, uneven, ...
7,341 words, approx. 25 pages
Harry Crews has primarily written novels -- his thirteenth was published in 1992 -- though he has also authored a highly acclaimed autobiography and many essays. One of the most original and provocat...
4,587 words, approx. 16 pages
Though best known for his often-bizarre Southern fiction populated by an array of deformed, grotesque characters, Harry Crews has, between novels, turned to journalism, producing essays filled with an...