Friday, May 20, 2011

Oklahoma Reading: A New Biography of Woody Guthrie, American Radical

Oklahoma has produced all manner of singers, songwriters and literary folks, including the legendary Woody Guthrie, who was all three.

Now there's a new biography of Guthrie from the University of Illinois Press, part of their Music in American Life series.

The new biography, Woody Guthrie, American Radical, was written by Will Kaufman. The blurb we saw described the book as a portrait of Guthrie "as a committed an flawed human immersed in political complexity and harrowing personal struggle."

For students of Oklahoma biography and American music history, this sounds like a "must read."

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