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Backstage Manager(inactive) 'Woody Guthrie: A Life' - 1999 Biography by Klein (48) RE: Woody Guthrie Biography 24 Mar 04


"I don't see the Hajdu biography of Woody as presenting any understanding different than I'd accumulated myself over the years."

Hadju -- whose Positively 4th Street was a piece of trash -- has not written a new biography of Woody Guthrie. The article posted above, which implies that it is about a bio of Guthrie by Hadju, is actually a supposed review of of Ed Cray's book, "Ramblin' Man."

This note is from the Woody Guthrie Archives, run by Woody's daughter, Nora Guthrie: Guthrie biographer Ed Cray recently finished his manuscript for Ramblin' Man, the first major biography of Woody Guthrie in more than twenty years. Due to be published by W.W. Norton & Co., in February 2004, Ramblin' Man presents a fresh perspective on Guthrie and contains a lot of new information, photographs and images. We look forward to its publication and expect that Woody fans everywhere will be satisfied with the results."

Based on that note, and certainly not on the Hadju article, I'm looking forward to reading Cray's book.


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