Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Two Chicago Writers, Chinese take-out and Talk
Studs Terkel at 92 is an institution. His legendary interviewing prowess is still evident every week on his radio program. His books about all facets of American life, Hard Times, on the Depression (1970); Working (1974), on people and their jobs; The Good War (1984), on World War II, which won a Pulitzer Prize; Race(1992), on relations between blacks and whites in America, and Hope Dies Last (2003), on how people cope with difficult times have raised the oral history to an art form. Recovering from a fall, Terkel has by no means slowed down. The International Herald Tribune reports as he sits down with friend and fellow writer Alex Kotlowitz, a reporter and some take out to talk and reminisce.

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