Woody Guthrie, American Radical (Music in American Life) (Hardcover)
University of Illinois Press, 9780252036026, 304pp.
Publication Date: March 8, 2011
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About the Author
Will Kaufman is a professor of American literature and culture at the University of Central Lancashire, England. He is the author of three previous books, most recently American Culture in the 1970s. Also a professional folksinger and multi-instrumentalist, he has performed hundreds of musical presentations on Woody Guthrie at universities, music festivals, and folk clubs throughout Europe and the United States.
Praise For Woody Guthrie, American Radical (Music in American Life)…
"A fascinating look at Woody Guthrie's politics."--MOJO
"A vital contribution ... because of the radical inspiration it ministers during a darkly troubling time in US history when a resolute enflaming of the spirits of resistance and rebellion is urgently needed."--ZCommunications
"Overdue rediscovery of folk music’s great agitator."--Kirkus Reviews
"A much needed and extremely valuable book on Woody Guthrie. Examining Guthrie in this broader historical and cultural framework yields new insights into both Guthrie and radicalism."--Bucky Halker, musician-historian and author of For Democracy, Workers, and God: Labor Song-Poems and Labor Protest, 1865–95