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    House of Earth (Harper) (Hardback) By (author) Woody Guthrie, Edited by Professor Douglas Brinkley, Introduction by Johnny Depp

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    DescriptionFinished in 1947 and lost to readers until now, House of Earth is Woody Guthrie's only fully realized novel--a powerful portrait of Dust Bowl America, filled with the homespun lyricism and authenticity that have made his songs a part of our national consciousness. It is the story of an ordinary couple's dreams of a better life and their search for love and meaning in a corrupt world.Tike and Ella May Hamlin struggle to plant roots in the arid land of the Texas Panhandle. The husband and wife live in a precarious wooden farm shack, but Tike yearns for a sturdy house that will protect them from the treacherous elements. Thanks to a five-cent government pamphlet, Tike has the know-how to build a simple adobe dwelling, a structure made from the land itself--fireproof, windproof, Dust Bowl-proof. A house of earth.Though they are one with the farm and with each other, the land on which Tike and Ella May live and work is not theirs. Due to larger forces beyond their control--including ranching conglomerates and banks--their adobe house remains painfully out of reach.A story of rural realism and progressive activism, and in many ways a companion piece to Guthrie's folk anthem "This Land Is Your Land," House of Earth is a searing portrait of hardship and hope set against a ravaged landscape. Combining the moral urgency and narrative drive of John Steinbeck with the erotic frankness of D. H. Lawrence, here is a powerful tale of America from one of our greatest artists.


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    Title
    House of Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Woody Guthrie, Edited by Professor Douglas Brinkley, Introduction by Johnny Depp
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062248398
    ISBN 10: 0062248391
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    Libri: AMER3710
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    BIC subject category V2: FJW
    B&T Approval Code: A26453200
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/CNTYCB
    BISAC V2.8: FIC033000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.5.8.0.0
    LC classification: PS3513.U9 H68 2013
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Harper
    Imprint name
    Harper
    Publication date
    05 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Its voice is powerful, and to read it is to find kinship with an era whose angers and credulities still seem timely...There is a surprising electricity in "House of Earth"."--"USA Today"