Talking to myself: a memoir of my times
Terkel offers the reader an autobiography of our times--the stirring story of a man whose life has been so vivid that its telling mirrors the events of our century. From Mahalia Jackson to Bertrand Russell, from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Federico Fellini, Studs has met them all and captured their voices for the reader.
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Suppose Glenn Stauffer appears at the head of the stairs. As Lord Arling did at
the head of the bed. Returning unexpectedly from Henry VIII's coronation, he
discovered his new-wedded wife under the sheets with Mattie Groves. Oh, he
took his ...
We have arrived soundlessly. I hear a faint conversation inside. The crackle of a
fresh newspaper being turned. Sounds of domesticity. Man's castle. Shall I knock
? My knuckles are poised. One of the men shakes his head, his fingers to his lips.
Today, as the self-possessed young woman strides, businesslike, with her
glasses on her head, I think of Ada Leonard. Is this her daughter? Is hers the
psyche of the most erotic of all strip-tease artistes? What goes on in her head as
she wears ...
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TALKING TO MYSELF: A Memoir Of My TimesUser Review - Kirkus
Talking to himself, Terkel is laconic, wry, sometimes baffling. He needs his machinery, his Sony and his Uher. ("I have a theory. I am a nco-Cartesian: I tape therefore I am.") He will reveal himself ... Read full review