This Land Is Dry Land ... as Guthrie Sees It
Dico, Joy Lo, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
FICTION House of Earth By Woody Guthrie Infinitum Nihil Pounds 12.99
It is rare that the introduction is as interesting as the book it seeks to preface. But in the case of House of Earth, the foreword, written by Douglas Brinkley and Johnny Depp, is a meal in itself.
House of Earth is a previously unpublished novel by the folk singer Woody Guthrie, who wandered the Dust Bowl states of Oklahoma and Texas at the same time as John Steinbeck, in the 1930s. While Steinbeck took on the Okies, Guthrie went for the Texas Panhandle, the northern tip of the state beset by loose soil, tumbleweed, and a plague of termites.
Guthrie's story is of a husband and wife looking at the …
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Publication information: Article title: This Land Is Dry Land ... as Guthrie Sees It. Contributors: Dico, Joy Lo - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: January 27, 2013. Page number: 68. © 2009 The Independent on Sunday. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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