Friday, October 31, 2008

Studs Terkel: 1912-2008

Many years ago I read the Terkel book, "Race: What Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession" (1992. ISBN 978-1565840003). Terkel had a way of taking you into people's lives to experience their everyday thoughts and beliefs, some pretty, some not so. But with each of his subjects you could not help but come away with a profound respect for what there is to be learned from mining honest feelings.

James C. Collier

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2 comments:

Nappy Kitchen said...

I was hooked on Studs when I read Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel about the American Obsession 7 or 8 years ago.

Ironically, last week I went shopping and my eyes fell upon a book by him called Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith. I started it a few nights ago.

He was definitely ahead of his time.

You are missed, Studs.

Anonymous said...

Is sad that the creator of this blog is so PC.