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The life, music, and thought of Woody Guthrie : a critical appraisal

Author: John S Partington
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010.
Series: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912-1967) has had an immense impact on popular culture throughout the world. This title provides an examination of Guthrie's cultural significance and an evaluation of both  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Woody Guthrie; Woody Guthrie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Partington
ISBN: 9780754669555 0754669556 9780754697435 0754697436
OCLC Number: 733430374
Notes: Formerly CIP.
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Contents: Preface, John S. Partington; Foreword, Jorge Arevalo Mateus; Part I 'All You Can Write Is What You See': Woody Guthrie's Songs as Diagnosis and Cure: 'Pastures of plenty'; Woody Guthrie and the New Deal, Richard Nate; 'There's a better world a-coming': resolving the tension between the urban and rural visions in the writings of Woody Guthrie, John S. Partington; Woody Guthrie and the cultural front, Will Kaufman; Playing legend maker: Woody Guthrie's 'Jackhammer John', Mark Allan Jackson; 'Words to shoot back at you': Woody Guthrie's 'war' against German Fascism, Martin Butler. Part II Creating an Icon: The (Self-)Imaging of Woody Guthrie: 'Always on the go': the figure of the hobo in the songs and writings of Woody Guthrie, Martin Butler; 'Hard travelin': constructing Woody Guthrie's dust bowl legacy, Jeff Morgan; Woody Guthrie, aka 'the guy who wrote This Land is Your Land', Frank Erik Pointner. Part III Partnering and Siring: Woody Guthrie in Comparative Perspective: Will Geer and Woody Guthrie: a folk music friendship, Ronald D. Cohen; The performer and the promoter, Ed Cray; Good man, honest man: Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and the role of the folk outlaw, D.A. Carpenter; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
Responsibility: John S. Partington.


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Classified as 'Research Essential' by Baker & Taylor YBP Library Services A Yankee Book Peddler UK Core Title for 2011 'Making excellent use of material from the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives Read more...

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