Woody Guthrie - And the Dust Bowl Ballads

Author(s): Richard louv


Forged in the Dustbowl of the 1930s, in an America crippled by the Great World Recession, this humble man found solace in song, and soon those songs became the voice of the People - men and women who had seen their lives deracinated and destroyed by the vicissitudes of global economic forces beyond their control. Guthrie's influence lives on, a touchstone for Bob Dylan, The Clash and the protest singers of the Occupy movement today. With a delighted eye, and an ear for a tune, Nick Hayes' follow-up to the critically acclaimed Rime of the Modern Mariner brings a legend to life with a generous spirit and crackling moral force its subject would have been proud of.


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A visual biography of Woody Guthrie - perhaps the greatest, most enduring singer-songwriter to ever live.

Nick Hayes is the author of The Rime of the Modern Mariner, an updating of Coleridge's famous poem and among the most highly regarded of recent British graphic novels. He has also published two collections of his short comics, Lovely Grey Day and 11 Folk Songs. He is the founding editor of Meat magazine, a periodical which has been showcasing new writing, comics and illustration for the last six years - and has won two Guardian Media awards.

General Fields

  • : 9780224097314
  • : Vintage
  • : Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • : August 2014
  • : 216mm X 213mm
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard louv
  • : Hardback
  • : 272