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➪ Division Street Read ➲ Author Studs Terkel – Viagraonl1ne.us

Division Street Division Street, Studs Terkel S First Book Of Oral History, Established His Reputation As America S Foremost Oral Historian And As One Of Those Rare Thinkers Who Is Actually Willing To Go Out And Talk To The Incredible People Of This Country In The Words Of Tom Wolfe.Viewing The Inhabitants Of A Single City, Chicago, As A Microcosm Of The Nation At Large, Division Street Chronicles The Thoughts And Feelings Of Some Seventy People From Widely Varying Backgrounds In Terms Of Class, Race, And Personal History From A Mother And Son Who Migrated From Appalachia To A Native American Boilerman, From A Streetwise Ex Gang Leader To A Liberal Police Officer, From The Poorest African Americans To The Richest Socialites, These Unique And Often Intimate First Person Accounts Form A Multifaceted Collage That Defies Any Simple Stereotype Of America.As Terkel Himself Put It I Was On The Prowl For A Cross Section Of Urban Thought, Using No One Method Or Technique I Guess I Was Seeking Some Balance In The Wildlife Of The City As Rachel Carson Sought It In Nature Revealing Aspects Of People S Lives That Are Normally Invisible To Most Of Us, Division Street Is A Fascinating Survey Of A City, And A Society, At A Pivotal Moment Of The Twentieth Century.

➪ Division Street  Read ➲ Author Studs Terkel – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Paperback
  • 381 pages
  • Division Street
  • Studs Terkel
  • English
  • 10 August 2018
  • 1595580727

    10 thoughts on “➪ Division Street Read ➲ Author Studs Terkel – Viagraonl1ne.us


  1. says:

    The battered original paperback I ve dutifully moved it from college dorm rooms to various apartments It was one of those books I should read, and for that reason, almost resented it and nearly didn t But when I opened Studs biographic Talking to Myself almost by chance, and got sucked in, I decided to finally come around to Division Street How strange, then, it was to not particularly enjoy it, or even finish it Blasphemous, I realize, given that the interview of the everyman is the tra The bat...


  2. says:

    This book is a must read for anyone interested in social history and, of course, for Chicagoans This is a book of amazing conservations with all sorts of people from throughout Chicago about civil rights, Vietnam, urban renewal, poverty, religion, the future, youth, work, politics, and the list goes on Terkel somehow allowed...


  3. says:

    A total mixed bag for me.First, I grew up listening to Studs on WFMT and this was a forceful reminder of why the man was such an institution in my home city He always captured the voice and essence of My Chicago better than anyone else ever did Between his casual interview style and apparent willingness to listen to anyone, for as long as it took for them to say their piece, he brought out people s innermost thoughts and worries and often got them to think things through on air I imagine wi A total mixed bag for me.First, I grew up listening to Studs on WFMT and this was a forceful reminder of why the man was such an institution in my home city He always captured th...


  4. says:

    This book was somewhat of a revelation to me The story of a time and place Chicago in the early 60 s as told by people who actually lived then and there It is not a dry, academic analysis of the famous and infamous decade of the 60 s, but an intimate and personal look at the lives and thoughts and fears and hopes of the people who were there amidst the tumult of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, the B...


  5. says:

    Should be required reading for all Chicagoans Very intesting slice of life personal histories from across Chicago taken duing the 70s Great insights and perspectives from many different angles The introduction by Studs Terkel is very well written This is the only book by Studs Terkel that I have read and given the nat...


  6. says:

    Well, it s Studs Terkel, so this book is simply grand What I most appreciated about this title are the unexpected cultural and historical insights into subjects like Hull House, Viola Liuzzo, and Marshalltown, Iowa where my folks live That ...


  7. says:

    If not for some of the anachronistic language, this book could ve been written today The issues Terkel raises race, class, poverty, inequality, war are as relevant as ever, and the opinions held by each of his interview subjects are nearly unchanged today E...


  8. says:

    A Terkel classic.


  9. says:

    We desperately need a Studs of today This books is just him interviewing people in Chicago about their lives and their perspectives.


  10. says:

    Studs Terkel does a wonderful job extracting great moments, thoughts and feelings from his interview subjects without interjecting or interfering Profound and prophetic, that the interviews were conducted in the sixties does not limit the relevance nor truth of the perspectives presented At the same time, a flavor for the era is developed touching on topics including Richard J Daley s time as mayor, growth of the now failed housing projects, use of ADC.I do wonder if maybe a bitediting Studs Terkel does a wonderful job extracting great moments, thoughts and feelings from his interview subjects without interjecting or interfering Profound and prophetic, that the interviews were conducted in the sixties does not limit the relevance nor truth of the perspectives presented At the same time, a flavor for the era is developed touching on topics including Richard J Daley s time as mayor, growth of the now failed housing projects, use of ADC.I do wonder if maybe a bitediting paring down m...

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