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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hot New Woody Guthrie Novel

Larry McMurtry on that newly found Woody Guthrie novel rescued and published by Johnny Depp and Doug Brinkley.  Set in 1930s, focusing on farm couple.  Larry likes it okay--great sex!-- but would not trade it for any of Woody's best songs.  No shock or disgrace there, for sure.  Larry:
The sexual description is far too raw to have been printed by a trade publisher in 1947. The book reminds me of The First Lady Chatterley, D.H. Lawrence’s trial run for the book that made him famous. In both books, there is a certain appealing innocence about sex, of which there is a lot

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