Friday April 3, 2020

Lost Guthrie tale rises from Earth

The House of Earth by Woody Guthrie. Fourth Estate, €18.90. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

24th February, 2013
Woody Guthrie: his work of fiction remained undiscovered for over 60 years. Photo: Getty

The House of Earth by Woody Guthrie


In 1935, the plains of Texas were battered by a horrific dust storm. Terrified farmers and their families huddled in their shacks as the giant dust cloud swept across the flat countryside, blacking out the sun, covering the earth and killing most of the crops and livestock. The storms highlighted the total inadequacy of the shacks in which most poor farmers lived.

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