Woody Guthrie: Bound for Glory
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Woody Guthrie: Bound for Glory

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Woody Guthrie was born in Oklahoma and traveled this whole country over -not by jet or motorcycle, but by boxcar, thumb, and foot. During the journey of discovery that was his life, he composed and sang words and music that have become a national heritage. His songs, however, are but part of his legacy. Behind him Woody Guthrie left a remarkable autobiography that vividly brings to life both his vibrant personality and a vision of America we cannot afford to let die.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129.54 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New American Library
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0452264456
  • 9780452264458
  • 141,590

About Woody Guthrie

WOODY GUTHRIE (1912-1967) was a legendary American folk singer-songwriter. His songs told the stories of the American people: their land, their labors, their trials and their joys. While many of his songs were born of his experience in the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression, "Honeyky Hanukah" was part of a little-known series of songs he wrote celebrating Jewish culture, inspired by his mother in law, Aliza Greenblatt, a well-known Yiddish poet who lived across the street from him during his years in Coney Island, New York.show more

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"Even readers who never heard Woody or his songs will understand the current esteem in which he's held after reading just a few pages... Always shockingly immediate and real, as if Woody were telling it out loud... A book to make novelists and sociologists jealous."--The Nation "Deserves the attention of this generation... It is not only a fascinating autobiography, it is a voice from the grass roots of America... Woody speaks for the indomitable spirit of an independent man who set out to do his own thing."--Library Journal "Woody Guthrie was the greatest composer and singer of folk songs America has produced. In his autobiography, he tells how he grew up in Oklahoma, rode the rails, and found inspiration for his music through his own hard times during the Depression. As his songs attrest, he's a good prose stylist, with an ear for the patterns of American speech."--The Washington Post Even readers who never heard Woody or his songs will understand the current esteem in which he s held after reading just a few pages Always shockingly immediate and real, as if Woody were telling it out loud A book to make novelists and sociologists jealous. The Nation "Deserves the attention of this generation... It is not only a fascinating autobiography, it is a voice from the grass roots of America... Woody speaks for the indomitable spirit of an independent man who set out to do his own thing." Library Journal "Woody Guthrie was the greatest composer and singer of folk songs America has produced. In his autobiography, he tells how he grew up in Oklahoma, rode the rails, and found inspiration for his music through his own hard times during the Depression. As his songs attrest, he's a good prose stylist, with an ear for the patterns of American speech." The Washington Post"show more

Table of contents

Foreword: "So Long, Woody, It's Been Good to Know Ya" by Pete SeegerA Tribute to Woody Guthrie by Stewart L. Udall, Secretary of the Interior I. Soldiers in the Dust II. Empty Snuff Cans III. I Ain't Mad at Nobody IV. New Kittens V. Mister Cyclone VI. Boomchasers VII. Cain't No Gang Whip Us Now VIII. Fire Extinguishers IX. A Fast-Running Train Whistles Down X. The Junking Sack XI. Boy in Search of Something XII. Trouble Busting XIII. Off to California XIV. The House on the Hill XV. The Telegram that Never Came XVI. Stormy Night XVII. Extra Selects XVIII. Crossroads XIX. Train Bound for GloryPostscriptshow more

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