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House of Earth – A novel


Finished in 1947 and lost to readers until now, ‘House of Earth’ is legendary folk singer and American icon Woody Guthrie’s only finished novel. A powerful portrait of Dust Bowl America, it’s the story of an ordinary couple’s dreams of a better life and their search for love and meaning in a corrupt world. Tike and Ella May Hamlin are struggling to plant roots in the arid land of the Texas panhandle. The husband and wife live in a precarious wooden farm shack, but Tike yearns for a sturdy house that will protect them from the treacherous elements. Thanks to a five-cent government pamphlet, Tike has the know-how to build a simple adobe dwelling, a structure made from the land itself–fireproof, windproof, Dust Bowl-proof. ‘A house of earth’ a story of rural realism and progressive activism, and in many ways a companion piece to Guthrie’s folk anthem “This Land Is Your Land,” ‘House of Earth’ is a searing portrait of hardship and hope set against a ravaged landscape. Combining the moral urgency and narrative drive of John Steinbeck with the erotic frankness of D. H. Lawrence, here is a powerful tale of America from one of our greatest artists.

Artikelnummer: 13654 Categorie: Tags: ,
Auteur: Guthrie, Woody
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9780062248404
Pagina's: 234
Taal: English
Uitgever: Harper Perennial
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