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Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man

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Offline presidio

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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2008, 12:12:32 PM »
Just ordered a copy from alibris.com for $6.xx total incl s/h.  It sounds like the difficult reading is what I have experienced reading Faulkner.  I look forward to this book.  Thanks, TWWG.
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I'm still working on it piecemeal. After a couple of chapters you get used to the okie language and odd style and it's gets easier to read. Cormac McCarthy is also a difficult read until you learn his style. One of the most tedious reads I've done was Wallace Stegner 'Angle of Repose'. Not what I was expecting. It went on and on, and then just abruptly ended...like he got tired of writing. Despite his reputation, I found it not very good.
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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2008, 07:39:23 PM »
Angle of Repose was the toughest of Stegner's that I've read.  On the other hand, I've read Crossing to Safety probably five times.  I do owe him for the most hilarious line I think I've ever read, about a Catholic church called Our Lady of the Grand Tetons.
As a matter of fact, I _do_ have an opinion on that....

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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2008, 09:16:00 PM »
Angle of Repose was the toughest of Stegner's that I've read.  On the other hand, I've read Crossing to Safety probably five times.  I do owe him for the most hilarious line I think I've ever read, about a Catholic church called Our Lady of the Grand Tetons.

Since I have well over 100 books in my extensive library that I've never even cracked open yet, I'm not going to go get another Stegner.

So, how's about relating the above passage?

Thanks.
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Wendell (Garret Dillahunt): It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones): If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.
--No Country for Old Men (2007)

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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2008, 07:41:17 PM »
Looks like a good investment -- 11/08 and it's up to $15 on Amazon!  :eusa_dance:

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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2008, 12:43:20 PM »
Hi folks,

Haven't been out here in a while and came to vote on the calendar images.  Saw this thread.  Thank you for the information!!   I love Woody and Big Bend -- and Cormack McCarthy -- so jumped over to Amazon and ordered one for $10.00.

Happy Thanksgiving from a Big Bend lover -- even if I'm not out here on chat very often. 
Marti


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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2008, 07:41:20 AM »
Hi folks,

Haven't been out here in a while and came to vote on the calendar images.  Saw this thread.  Thank you for the information!!   I love Woody and Big Bend -- and Cormack McCarthy -- so jumped over to Amazon and ordered one for $10.00.

Happy Thanksgiving from a Big Bend lover -- even if I'm not out here on chat very often. 
Marti



Hi Marti! Glad to see you posting here!  :icon_biggrin:

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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2008, 09:26:20 AM »
Hi folks,

Haven't been out here in a while and came to vote on the calendar images.  Saw this thread.  Thank you for the information!!   I love Woody and Big Bend -- and Cormack McCarthy -- so jumped over to Amazon and ordered one for $10.00.

Happy Thanksgiving from a Big Bend lover -- even if I'm not out here on chat very often. 
Marti



glad to have you Marti!  Thanks for voting and come back often!

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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2008, 12:20:10 PM »
For Presidio, from Wallace Stegner's _All the Little Live Things_, chapter two, page one:

"In Jackson Hole there is a Catholic church, named Our Lady of the Grand Tetons by somebody who didn't know what tetons are."

Teton is the French word for nipple. 

As a matter of fact, I _do_ have an opinion on that....

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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #53 on: November 28, 2008, 11:56:24 PM »
For Presidio, from Wallace Stegner's _All the Little Live Things_, chapter two, page one:

"In Jackson Hole there is a Catholic church, named Our Lady of the Grand Tetons by somebody who didn't know what tetons are."

Teton is the French word for nipple. 




Thanks
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Wendell (Garret Dillahunt): It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones): If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.
--No Country for Old Men (2007)

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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #54 on: November 29, 2008, 05:34:49 PM »
Well, I am about a third through the book....they have left Terlingua for Study Butte.

While looking up something in the book, I found this link to a scholarly examination of the novel.

http://books.google.com/books?id=bQKTtmfvBLUC&pg=PP11&lpg=PP11&dq=%22talkin%27+world+revolution%22&source=web&ots=cjpYq0l7MW&sig=nW2Qfn1JSYNmNkg-2O-RBontJ38&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result#PPA102,M1

If the link takes you to a chapter heading rather than directly to the article (it seems inconsistent in operation), click on the link mid-page...'Talkin' World Revolution: Woody Guthrie's Seeds of Man as Socialist Parable'. The article runs from page 102 to 118. Interesting background.
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Wendell (Garret Dillahunt): It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones): If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.
--No Country for Old Men (2007)

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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2009, 11:58:13 PM »
Finally finished it. Definitely an interesting read. However, I was kind of hoping for a more definitive ending. It seemed to just kind of peter out.

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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #56 on: January 26, 2009, 11:55:05 AM »
Finally finished it. Definitely an interesting read. However, I was kind of hoping for a more definitive ending. It seemed to just kind of peter out.

Yep, I just finished it a couple of days ago also. Very abrupt ending. Of course, while the locale is real, the majority of characters are fictional as is likely most of the story. While it certainly isn't great literature, it is an interesting piece and a relatively obscure, unexpected source of a view on Big Bend.

After reading the book it's quite apparent why the park does not try to capitalize on this visit by a nationally prominent person.
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Wendell (Garret Dillahunt): It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones): If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.
--No Country for Old Men (2007)

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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #57 on: January 26, 2009, 01:26:19 PM »
Finally finished it. Definitely an interesting read. However, I was kind of hoping for a more definitive ending. It seemed to just kind of peter out.

Yep, I just finished it a couple of days ago also. Very abrupt ending. Of course, while the locale is real, the majority of characters are fictional as is likely most of the story. While it certainly isn't great literature, it is an interesting piece and a relatively obscure, unexpected source of a view on Big Bend.

After reading the book it's quite apparent why the park does not try to capitalize on this visit by a nationally prominent person.

 Presiiidddiiiiooooo oooo....sounds like you are back homeeeeeee
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Woody Guthrie - Seeds of Man
« Reply #58 on: January 26, 2009, 07:11:13 PM »
Presiiidddiiiiooooo oooo....sounds like you are back homeeeeeee

Arrrgh....caught!

Yes, I am home, but heading out in 2 days for 3.5 weeks of roaming. Somebody has to do it.
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Wendell (Garret Dillahunt): It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones): If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.
--No Country for Old Men (2007)

 


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