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Author: Studs Terkel
ISBN13: 978-1565845459
Title: American Dreams: Lost and Found
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Language: English
Category: Humanities
Publisher: The New Press (September 7, 2005)
Pages: 496

American Dreams: Lost and Found by Studs Terkel



notes from Studs Terkel’s American Dreams: Lost and Found. Many of the winners and losers or gs stories within these first 35 pages are fascinating. One in particular, The Stream, by Leonel I. Castillo, I left for my scholars to mule over earlier today. I picked this up a while ago in a second hand book shop as I wanted to read some more Studs Terkel and I’m very glad that I did. This book is a series of interviews Studs conducted across the USA at the end of the 1970’s where Studs asks everyone the same question what does the American dream mean to you and what is your American dream. Now what makes it fascinating is the cross section of people he talks to from the very famous to the total nobodi American Dreams: Lost & Found by Studs Terkel.

Studs Terkel's done it again. becomes Walt Whitman. Studs Terkel has captured the melody of America. - Nicholas Von Hoffman. Studs Terkel shows America from the inside out - a fascinating and revelatory portrait. The best of Terkel's works. Gritty journalist/author Studs Terkel (1912-2008) spent decades letting people tell their stories, and the result is more than a dozen solid oral histoires. This 1980 effort is one of his best, with over 100 Americans talking about their lives and that ever-elusive American Dream. Most interviewees try defining the dream, but focus more effectively on their work, successes, and (often) frustrations.

by Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. Publication date 1980. Topics Interviews, National characteristics, American, Interviews, Américains. Publisher New York : Pantheon Books. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on March 10, 2010.

This conversation appears in American Dreams Lost and Found (New Press). At the arrival gate of the flight, a skinny kid who appeared no more than 19 or 20 reached out for my torn duffel bag. I thought he was one of those Horatio Alger heroes, whose opening line is usually Smash your baggage, mister? This one said, Did you have a good flight, Studs? I’ll be damned, he was the person I had come to visit, Dennis Kucinich, the Boy Mayor of Cleveland. Studs TerkelStuds Terkel's most recent book is Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (New Press).

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American Dreams : - Lost and Found (1980). r The Studs Terkel Reader collects the best interviews from eight of Terkel’s classic oral histories together with his wonderful original introductions to each book. Featuring selections from American Dreams, Coming of Age, Division Street, The Good War, The Great Divide, Hard Times, Race, and Working, this greatest hits volume is a treasury of Terkel’s most memorable subjects that will delight his many lifelong fans and provide a perfect introduction for those who have not yet experienced the joy of reading Studs Terkel

Отзывы - Написать отзыв. AMERICAN DREAMS: Lost And Found. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Terkel off and interviewing again. The quality of these one hundred interviews is high, but the focus remains elusive throughout. In both Working and Hard Times people spoke of specific and concrete. Studs Terkel was an actor, writer, and radio host. He was born Louis Terkel on May 16, 1912 in New York City. He took his name from the James T. Farrell novel, Studs Lonigan. Terkel attended the University of Chicago and graduated with a law degree in 1934. Terkel acted in local stage productions and on radio dramas until he began one of the first television programs, an unscripted show called Studs Place in the early 1950s. In 1952, Terkel began Studs Terkel's Almanac on radio station WFMT in Chicago.

A sterling collection of interviews by the master of the format, Studs Terkel, with a wide range of Americans, well-known and unknown, about their personal experiences and thoughts on seeking the American Dream, and what it is. Many of these are stirring, inspiring, but the one that stays the most in my memory is Joan Crawford in 1963, before "Mommy Dearest", saying to Terkel "I'm so grateful to my children. I hope i fulfill their lives as much as they are fulfilling mine. In this unique look at one of our most pervasive national myths, Studs Terkel persuades an extraordinary range of Americans to articulate their version of "The American Dream.

"Here is the raw material for one thousand novels….incomparable."—Margaret AtwoodIn this unique look at one of our most pervasive national myths, Studs Terkel persuades an extraordinary range of Americans to articulate their version of "The American Dream." Beginning with an embittered winner of the Miss U.S.A. contest who sees the con behind the dream of success and including an early interview with a highly ambitious Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terkel explores the diverse landscape of the promise of the United States—from farm kids dreaming of the city to city kids determined to get out, from the Boston Brahmin to the KKK member, from newly arrived immigrants to families who have lived in this country for generations, these narratives include figures both famous and infamous. Filtered through the lens of our leading oral historian, the chorus of voices in American Dreams highlights the hopes and struggles of coming to and living in the United States.Originally published in 1980, this is a classic work of oral history that provides an extraordinary and moving picture of everyday American lives.
Reviews: 7
Rigiot
Studs Terkel writes good oral histories well written good condition
Ferri - My name
Book has such great insight to others. Love the stories and glad I grabbed this one to keep on a bookshelf. Great reread along with Working.
Fearlesssinger
The first time I saw Studs Terkel he was being interviewed on national television as to some of his writings. He was so down to earth, personable, and funny that I enjoyed listening to every word of the answers to questions asked. I bought his book. He wrote about differing personalities and places where he enjoyed having been. It was most interesting to be vicariously on these trips with him. He charms his listeners and readers and audiance. His book is a good investment for a rainy day.
Risky Strong Dromedary
Extraordinary opportunity for the reader to explore the United States in the 20th Century through the distinctive voices of citizens from every walk of life. No one ever interviewed everyday people better than Terkel.
Cildorais
I am a Studs Terkel fan and truly enjoy his work. Would recommend this to anyone who follows him.
Thetalune
good read
Coirad
Great read. Classic.
Gritty journalist/author Studs Terkel (1912-2008) spent decades letting people tell their stories, and the result is more than a dozen solid oral histoires. This 1980 effort is one of his best, with over 100 Americans talking about their lives and that ever-elusive American Dream. Most interviewees try defining the dream, but focus more effectively on their work, successes, and (often) frustrations. Ms. USA (1973) discusses the shallowness of her title. Frank Wills describes a lack of opportunities after uncovering the Watergate break-in. Anti-nuclear activist Sam Lovejoy describes opposing new power plants in Massachusetts. Businessman Ted Turner discusses his upcoming news network (CNN), while a football lineman confesses using false anger to inspire his game. We hear from business leaders, liberal activists (a Terkel staple), the poor of Appalachia, and aged children of immigrants (who also remember their parents). Also chipping in are street-wise community workers, a 1963 Civil Rights marcher, and politicians as diverse as Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and right-wing Senator Jesse Helms (both are less embarrassing than expected).

As usual, many of Terkel's interviewees are from Chicago (plus Kentucky, Oregon, and New England) and on balance they tilt a bit leftwards with skepticism towards the establishment. Still, this is an interesting look at, about, and from ordinary Americans. Readers should also see Terkel's other top efforts, such as WORKING, THE GOOD WAR (World War II), and HARD TIMES (Great Depression).