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Stanley Crouch, contentious man of letters, dead at 74

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NEW YORK -- Stanley Crouch, a contentious and influential critic, columnist and self-taught Renaissance man who in fiction and nonfiction was inspired by his knowledge and love of blues and jazz and his impulse to step over the line, died Wednesday at age 74.His wife, Gloria Nixon-Crouch, told The Associated Press that he died at a hospice in New York City.

He had been in poor health in recent years after suffering a stroke.Crouch’s work was ever a blend of high art and street talk, the prose.

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