Seeds of Man: An Experience Lived and Dreamed
Seeds of Man is based on Woody Guthrie’s adventurous 1931 trip through Texas. Nineteen-year-old Woody, accompanied by family members, drives from Pampa in the Panhandle to the rugged Big Bend country in a wheezing Model-T Ford truck. They are searching for a silver mine that Uncle Jeff had discovered and then lost. This autobiographical novel, originally published in 1976—nearly ten years after Woody Guthrie’s death—shows how his father’s search for riches was a dead-end street. The characters dare and do, drink Papa’s high-proof whiskey, eat out of cans, meet real characters, make love, and sing the lively songs composed by Woody along the way.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - folkfan - LibraryThing
Mostly written in 1947-1948, with additional material written in 1953. A partly fictionalized account of a road trip Woody took in the 1930s at the age of 19, along with his father, uncle, and brother. Read full review
Seeds of man: an experience lived and dreamedUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Written in the 1940s and published posthumously in the 1970s, Guthrie's memoir recounts a gold-prospecting trip taken during his youth. LJ's reviewer praised Guthrie's effort as "full of compassion ... Read full review