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100 years of Woody Guthrie

“Woody Guthrie wrote a soundtrack of America as seen from below. One gets the feeling that he somehow knew he had half the usual time, yet wanted to live twice as much.”

Do authors of historical fiction have to tell the truth?

“A novelist writing about people in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I is unlikely to want to stress how much the hero enjoys watching animals baited to death (as most Elizabethans did).”


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