9 edition of Studs Terkel"s Working found in the catalog.
by New Press
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||208|
Louis "Studs" Terkel was an American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 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/5. (p. xxi, from the original introduction to Studs Terkel's "Working" ()) "This book, being about work, is by its very nature, about violence - to the spirit as well as to the body. It is about ulcers as well as accidents, about shouting matches as well as fistfights, about nervous breakdowns as well as kicking the "I think most of us are /5.
recently republished four excerpts from Studs Terkel’s Working, which is a book of oral histories collected by Terkel that focuses on the careers of interviewees from across the spectrum of American jobs. The four entries excerpted by Longform were all from women, and Longform republished them as “Women at Work.” Together, the four oral histories detail the . Studs Terkel For better or worse, the world that Studs Terkel captured forty years ago in his brilliant oral history of American workers, Author: Capital Flows.
Studs Terkel's Working is a truly great book, and worthy of the many accolades it has received over the years. Simply put, the book is an oral history of Americans telling of their jobs - both the specific responsibilities involved and the meaning derived from work. The book, first published in , came at a critical time - shortly after the. : Studs Terkel's Working: A Teaching Guide () by Rick Ayers and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(17).
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When it was first published inStuds Terkel's oral history about "what people do all day and how they feel about it" became a best seller, was hailed as an instant classic, and eventually inspired a Broadway musical/5(12).
From Booklist. Studs Terkel’s Working () was one of the first attempts to chronicle the lives and attitudes of America’s workforce. This black-and-white graphic adaptation, faithfully rendered by some of today’s most prominent alternative cartoonists, brings a variety of professions into focus: a farm worker, a hooker, a barber, an organizer, /5(11).
In the early 's, author and radio host Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs. The result was the bestselling book Working. The great interviewer of his day, Terkel celebrated the uncelebrated, and Working elevated the stories of ordinary people and their daily lives/5().
Studs Terkel’s classic oral history Working is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews with everyone from a gravedigger to a studio head, this book provides a “brilliant” and enduring portrait of people’s feelings about their working Cited by: Studs Terkel had a gift for connecting with people and collecting their stories.
Some of those oral histories of everyday workers talking about their jobs became a bestselling book published in. Studs Terkel (–) was the bestselling author of twelve books of oral history, including Working; Hard Times; the Pulitzer Prize–winning “The Good War”; and, most recently, his memoir Touch and Go (all available from The New Press).
He was the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Presidential National Humanities Medal and the National Book /5(7). Studs Terkel opens Working with one of the most stirring sentences I have read of late: "This book, being about work, is, by its very nature, about violence - to the spirit as well as to the body." And although Terkel's voice and narration are only present for the following 13 pages of the Introduction, giving way to pages of the voices of others, the power of his /5.
Studs Terkel has 67 books on Goodreads with ratings. Studs Terkel’s most popular book is The Grapes of Wrath. Harvey Pekar (–) was a comic book writer and the author of the autobiographical American Splendor series, which was adapted into an Academy Award–nominated film.
He was the author of a Studs Terkel’s Working. Studs Terkel’s Working – new jobs, same need for meaning changes that no one in the book predicted. The concept of a work-life balance was decades away, as was the idea of a portfolio.
Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and journalist Studs Terkel is world famous for his oral histories, and he is considered a groundbreaking innovator in modern ethnographic research.
Working, Terkel’s most popular book, provides a powerful and original perspective on one of the most basic components of human experience and has long been recognized as an ideal teaching tool.
In Studs Terkel's Working, Pekar offers a brilliant visual adaptation of Terkel's verbatim interviews, collaborating with both established comics veterans and some of the comic underground's brightest new talent.
Here are riveting accounts of the lives of ordinary Americans--farmers, miners, barbers, hookers, box boys, stockbrokers--depicted with unsurpassed dignity 4/5(6). Stud's Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation Written by Harvey Pekar and Edited by Paul Buhle A graphic adaptation of Studs Terkel’s Working seems like such an obvious idea once someone else has put it on the market.
This book, being about work, is, by its very nature, about violence--to the spirit as well as the body. -Studs Terkel, Introduction to Working I suppose that it's important, before we begin hammering this book, to recall that it was written in the early 's.3/5.
sing: Studs Terkels. InTerkel began Studs Terkel's Almanac on radio station WFMT in Chicago. Terkel compiled a series of books based on oral histories that defined America in the 20th Century. Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do received a National Book Award nomination in /5(8).
One of Terkel’s best-known books takes on new life in graphic form courtesy of the team of dyspeptic artist Pekar and editor Buhle (Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History,etc.), along with a crew of (–) was a fabulous storyteller of unadorned style, which may make some readers wonder why Working () merits Classics.
Working - Studs Terkel - Google Books Studs Turkel records the voices of America. Men and women from every walk of life talk to him, telling him of /5(8). Working. Studs Terkel. Introduction “This book, being about work, is, by its very nature, about violence—to the spirit as well as to the body.
It is about ulcers as well as accidents, about shouting matches as well as fistfights, about nervous breakdowns as well as kicking the dog around. It is, above all (or beneath all), about dailyFile Size: KB.
Buy a cheap copy of Studs Terkel's Working book. THIS MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF THE STUDS TERKEL BOOK EXAMINES THE AVERAGE WORKER'S VIEWPOINT - SHOWING THAT HE OR SHE IS ANYTHING BUT AVERAGE. Free shipping over $. Analysis of Studs Terkel's Book and the World of Work Essay; While there were many messages present throughout Studs Terkels Working: a graphic adaptation, the most important reoccurring message seemed to be that having pride and dignity as well as working at a job that fulfills one’s life passion or is simply enjoyable are more important.Studs Terkel quotes Showing of 84 “Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.” ― Studs Terkel.Buy a cheap copy of Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic book by Harvey Pekar.
Working has been a book, a radio drama, a Broadway musical, and now a gripping graphic novel. I can't speak for Studs, but I suspect he would have been tickled to Free shipping over $