ChicagoChicago, by Studs Terkel, 1986 Probably not Studs best book I really liked Talking to Myself , but still worth reading It includes his foreword to the last edition of Nelson Algren s Chicago City on the Make His main point is the two sides of Chicago, its greatness, and its corruption depravity injustice A lot of great photographs from all over the city. Studs Terkel is yet another reason why my city Chicago is better than yours I thought it was a great oral history of the finest city in the Union, although it did read as a little dated. First try at TurkelI gave this book s try since I never read Studs and moved to Chicago in Uptown no less I ll try another Studs book before I write him off, but I wasn t very impressed I found his style annoying and he made too many assumptions on what people know In my opinion, Chicago deserves a better love story than this An ode to his beloved city, faults all If you love Chicago, you must know of Studs, who takes you in as an old friend shares stories his own other folks of the city, all the while exposing our humanity in the most profound ways. This is a long sort of stream of consciousness essay written in the 1980 s If you are not from Chicago or at least have some connection you may not appreciate it I for one do have some connection so it triggered some memories and Oh, yeahs for me The 1967 big snow and maredaly for example Being a fan of Studs helps too What a guy Take it easy But take it. I finished this awhile ago, but forgot to review it I love the pictures, especially the ones showing kids in the 60s and 70s Brought back memories Studs is a great writer to be sure, and I have nothing against the quality of writing in this book I do think his persona or his reiteration of Chicago s persona as a great but deeply imperfect, tough, brash city blah blah only underlies the cliches in his observations Because this book doesn t present a very original view of Chicago, nothing I hadn t read before in Sandburg or Algren or Royko and a dozen other white, male, streetwise Chicago journalists and writers This book was published in the 80s, and the city has gone through some extensive changes both physically and culturally beginning in that decade, and nothing in this book foresees that I think a writer less enchanted with personal and local personas and past reputations might have had a keener view on what was in store for the city This is a quick read, and like I said the pictures are great, so I would recommend it to anyone interested in the city But I think Terkel s oral histories especially Working, Division Street America, and Race , all of which feature mostly Chicago and Midwestern speakers, are the real goldmine for people who want to understand Chicago and the American heartland that surrounds it. Photos are priceless, book leaves you with questions about the hundreds of references to events, books, people than answers, Studs is my boyfriend, etc I read this to learn about Chicago, and mostly what I learned is that Studs Terkel really loved Chicago His highbrow lowbrow style and the cast of characters he knew makes it engaging. This is the least good of Studs books I ve read Fellow Goodreadsers reviews celebrate this book, noting Studs importance to Chicago, his love of Chicago, and the uncharacteristic speaking as himself, rather than as an interviewer of others Studs union with his city is undeniably part of the joy of reading him But one needn t read this book to get that Nor does one need to read this book to hear Studs own voice both the better Touch and Go and the even better Talking to Myself allow us that pleasure Disappointingly, events and stories briefly referenced or recounted here appear in longer and better told segments in these latter two books The photographs of our city interspersed throughout do add a dimension to Studs ode to Chicago Strikingly, these photographs don t so much reveal Chicago, but a previous Chicago, a Chicago of Studs era Check out the Appalachian toughs in Studs neighborhood of Uptown on page 62 and the pair of butchers on page 117 These photographs, and the others they are among are important for the same reason Studs famous books, Working and Division Street, are they vividly capture life of the working class city in a particular moment in time. Best E Book, Chicago Author Studs Terkel This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Chicago, Essay By Studs Terkel Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You

Louis Studs Terkel was an American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non Fiction in 1985 for The Good War , and is best remembered for his oral histories of common Americans, and for hosting a long running radio show in Chicago Terkel was acclaimed for his efforts to preserve American oral history His 1985 book The Good War An Oral History

➳ Chicago Read ➻ Author Studs Terkel –
  • Hardcover
  • Chicago
  • Studs Terkel
  • English
  • 09 August 2019
  • 9785551545682

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