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WOODY GUTHRIE'S WARDY FORTY
Greystone Park State Hospital Revisited


By Phillip Buehler
In Collaboration with Nora Guthrie and the Woody Guthrie Archives
Edited and designed by Steven Brower


Praise for Woody Guthrie's Wardy Forty

Al Jazeera America
by Judith H. Dobrzynski

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Listed in Best Books of 2013 - The Guardian

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Daily News "Must Read Books"
by Billy Heller

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"...a hauntingly beautiful book" - AM Homes

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Art Daily

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Wall Street Journal
by Kaya Laterman

Phillip Buehler, a photographer who has captured many images of the site over the past decade, fears that tearing down the building will make it harder to preserve the history of the institution. Mr. Buehler is the author of a book, "Woody Guthrie's Wardy Forty: Greystone Park State Hospital Revisited," which chronicles the singer-songwriter's stay at the hospital between 1956 and 1961.

"I realize it's a monumental undertaking to save it, but can you imagine not having Ellis Island or the High Line as they are preserved today?" noted Mr. Buehler.


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A NOTE FROM NORA GUTHRIE

"I've been waiting for the right moment to release many of the images and writings of my father which give insight into his many years spent coping with Huntington's disease. I always felt that they were historically important, as he continued to write, think, and live with this tragic illness. Additionally, it seemed important in terms of understanding HD and the ways it affects a person's abilities to live and cope with the knowledge of such a hopeless condition. When Phil Buehler came to me with these photographs, I knew immediately that this would be the way to communicate and hopefully illuminate Woody's heretofore unexplored life with HD. As he so often determinedly proclaimed, 'I ain't dead quite yet'." - Nora Guthrie

For Nora Guthrie's complete bio, please click here.

 

 

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