Woody Guthrie at 100 - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education: Woody Guthrie at 100
The folk icon remains elusive and understudied
"Why do we continue to talk about Woody so many years on?" Bruce Springsteen asked recently. "Never had a hit, never went platinum, never played in an arena, never got his picture on the cover of Rolling Stone." Springsteen's answer: Guthrie is a "big, big ghost in the machine."