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[ Reading ] ➽ Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections on Death, Rebirth and Hunger for a Faith Author Studs Terkel – Viagraonl1ne.us

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections on Death, Rebirth and Hunger for a FaithIT S THE UNGUARDED VOICES HE PRESENTS THAT STAY WITH YOU Terkel S Interviews May Not Allay Fears About Death But Reading Them Certainly Encourages Life While We Have ItThe New York TimesWhether It S Working Or The Great War, The Legendary Oral Histories Of Studs Terkel Have Offered Indispensable Insights Into All Areas Of American Life Now, At Eighty Eight, The Pulitzer Prize Winner Creates His Most Important Work On A Subject Few Can Comfortably Discuss Death.Here, In The Voices Of People Both Esteemed And Unknown, Are Wise Words, Meaningful Memories, And Compassionate Predictions About The Experience Of Life S End And What May Come After A Grad Student Explains How Her Two Year Coma Convinced Her Of The Existence Of Reincarnation A Hiroshima Survivor Reconciles Her Painful Memories With The Stoicism Of Her Japanese Culture Actress Uta Hagan Expresses How Her Art Is Her Religion And Will Be Her Legacy Oscar Winning Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Relives His World War II Ordeal, After A Torpedo Left Him In A Lifeboat Among Injured And Dying Comrades An AIDS Counselor Reveals Why Healthy Gay Men May Require The Most Crucial Psychological Help And A Retired Firefighter Admits He Never Felt So Alive As When He Was Doing His Dangerous Job.From The Sheer Physical Facts To The Emotional Realities To Spiritual Speculations, All Aspects Of Death Are Openly Expressed In This Wonderful Work, The Stirring Culmination Of Studs Terkel S Brilliant Career.

[ Reading ] ➽ Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections on Death, Rebirth and Hunger for a Faith Author Studs Terkel – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections on Death, Rebirth and Hunger for a Faith
  • Studs Terkel
  • English
  • 27 July 2018
  • 9780345451200

    10 thoughts on “[ Reading ] ➽ Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections on Death, Rebirth and Hunger for a Faith Author Studs Terkel – Viagraonl1ne.us


  1. says:

    This is a fantastic collection of portraits of people mostly from Chicago, but all kinds of different people who are reflecting on death in their lives some people talk about their death defying jobs EMT workers, firefighters , others talk about near death experiences comas, being clinically dead for a few minutes , and others talk about who they ve lost, growing old, how they ve dealt with the deaths of others and how they ve dealt with their own immortality or haven t.It s formatted very nicely each profile story interview is probably no than 10 pages most are around 5 7 , and all of the observations are those of each person, so the message runs the gamut from people who aren t remotely religious to the most devout, from people who are absolutely certain there there is an afterlife of some form, people who are absolutely certain there isn t and people who really have no idea the near death experiences were of course some of the most compelling one woman was in a coma and said she saw all of her past lives, some people had out of body experiences, some saw the light and were told it wasn t their time, one woman said all she saw was darkness and a picture of her children one person said I think you see whatever it is you want to see, and I find that incredibly comfor...


  2. says:

    This book is about as heavy as they come Organized as collection of interviews with a broad spectrum of humanity on the topics of death, faith, and meaning Definitely not something to be taken on lightly I found I could only get through a few interviews at a time before I was emotionally saturated You need to allow yourself time for the words of each person to sink in.What makes this book so deeply profound is not the subject matter, but who it is speaking on it There are no shortage of books out there on the subject of death written by gurus, priests, rabbis, shaman, etc And many of these books are exceptional But what Studs Terkel has done here is very different This book is not a religious guide, but a sampling of the collective wisdom from within all of us.Who hasn t wondered at some point what the person sitting in the pew next to you at church really thinks Or the person next to you on the train for that matter Whether or not they are religious, everybody has some kind of belief by which they structure their life And that s what makes ...


  3. says:

    Enlightening great journalism that probes many different lives about the end of their life Not only is it amazing how comfortable people are with death, but it was even inspiring how upset people are with the world Upset about the professions they dedicated their lives to and what it has become in recent years It made me really upset with how at misguided our medical, educational, and governmental institutions have become Fixing the problems however seemed out of all the individual people s control, sadly Overall, the theme of having faith in the overall system of life and being a part of it Not in anyone religious institution, but in part of something that death is also a part of left of the...


  4. says:

    Read this earlier this year on recommendation of one of my colleagues I had read of his death, and knew of the name, but didn t appreciate the gift until I read this majestic tome His trick is just to record what people say but the people he picks and the rappport he dvelops are amazing The subject sounds dour, but it is very revealing as to contrasting ...


  5. says:

    I didn t realize this would be individual stories from people that Studs had interviewed, which I generally don t like, the group hug thing But I thought it timely in light of his death, and I think he hit upon the universal fears and experiences that we all have.


  6. says:

    Review title This train carries saints and sinners, this trainStuds Terkel s oral history, his last book at the age of 88, feels like a personal journey back through his own history, as he talks to many of the people he d interviewed for earlier books Chapter headings often start with old spiritual song lyrics, including This Train , which Springsteen revisited and deepened with its pairing of saints and sinners on the same eternity bound train Because indeed, this train of Terkel s is loaded with plenty of both as they talk about their experiences of life, death, and hope for life after death.Many of the passengers on this train work in the medical field where they see death than most if us, most of the others have lived, through bad choices or bad circumstances, closer to death than most of us With the majority of the interviews taking place in the last years of the millennium, many were warriors on both the patient and caregiver side of the medical battle that was the AIDs crisis then still at its height There are accounts of deep pain and sadness that seem too much to bear, but despite the frequent transcription notes indicating sighs, tears, or long pauses, there are often notes of laughter.With Terkel facing h...


  7. says:

    I ve always loved Studs Terkel s books because he gives voice to ordinary people speaking about their personal experiences in a particular time and place This subject is rather odd for him, though, because death is the one thing none of us have experienced but we all will at some indeterminate time in the future Terkel interviews people who have seen death e.g., doctors, soldiers, AIDS activists , who have had near death experiences, who have grieved and come to terms with the the death of loved ones, ministers and others who find solace in their faith in God Death is an uncomfortable subject One of his interviewees reflects that in the nineteenth century people knew about and talked about death but never about sex Now we ve reversed it Death has become the new pornography We don t talk about it But, how can we envision our life, the one we now experience, unless we realize that it...


  8. says:

    I began reading this book shortly after my mother passed away in the hope that its many accounts of individual experiences of death might help me in my grief and difficulty in accepting her loss At first I struggled with the book s American context I could not relate to the many accounts of premature death by violence thr...


  9. says:

    This book is meant to be read a little at a time, not straight through Once I realized that I enjoyed it a lot Many special moments but hearing Emmett Tills mom say If Jesus Christ died for our sins, Emmett Till bore our prejudices really stuck to me.


  10. says:

    this book was beyond fascinating I loved the variety of stories and reflections from varied backgrounds

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