Woody Guthrie: An Intimate Life

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Product Details

Price
$26.95  $24.79
Publisher
Beacon Press
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780807018910

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About the Author

Gustavus Stadler is a professor of English at Haverford College. A well-established scholar of nineteenth- and twentieth-century US culture and popular music, he is the author of Troubling Minds: The Cultural Politics of Genius in the U.S., 1840-1890. His writing has appeared in the Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, the North Carolina Independent Weekly, Social Text, Sounding Out!, avidly.com, and numerous other outlets. He lives in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

Reviews

"If you are looking for the salacious details of Woody Guthrie's sex life, you should find another book. Gustavus Stadler writes--with loving care and respectful maturity--of what he rightly calls Guthrie's 'fascination with the revolutionary potential of intimacy.' Like Walt Whitman before him, Stadler's Guthrie sees no artificial boundary between the needs and urges of the human body and those of the body politic: both can be so robust, and both can be so vulnerable--ultimately, like Guthrie himself. Stadler captures it all and, in the process, immeasurably enriches Woody Guthrie scholarship."
--Will Kaufman, author of Woody Guthrie: American Radical, Woody Guthrie's Modern World Blues, and Mapping Woody Guthrie