Publisher André Schiffrin died
Sunday at the age of 78. As editor-in-chief of Pantheon Books
, he published books by Studs Turkel (previously
), Günter Grass (previously
), Simone de Beauvoir (previously
), Jean-Paul Sartre (previously
), and many, many other literary giants of the 20th century. The NYT obit doesn't do Schiffrin justice, however; for that, you'll have to read Dennis Johnson's appreciation
: No one did so much, in fact, to define the term independent publisher coming into the twenty-first century.
posted by Cash4Lead
on Dec 2, 2013 -
What was it like during the Great Depression?
University of Oregon Economist Mark Thoma links to interviews by Studs Terkel which deal with the Great Depression. All interviews in Real Player format. Interviewees: Gardner C. Means
, economic adviser to FDR. Peggy Terry
, a migrant farm worker (my favorite interview). Virginia Durr
, civil rights activist. Ed Paulsen
, dayworker. Emma Tiller
, cook. Pauline Kael
Pauline Kael). Mary Owsley
, farm worker. Much more in the Hard Times section
of the wonderful Studs Terkel website
, which has been featured twice previously on MetaFilter (1
) [via Obsidian Wings]
posted by Kattullus
on Sep 29, 2008 -
, lengendary historian and radio host pays a visit to Democracy Now!
today. Audio and Video, as well as the transcript of this historic interview are here.
Also, the WBAI
pledge drive is this week too, please give what you can.
posted by wheelieman
on Oct 5, 2005 -
With the daily bloody death counts in the dozens and propagandists rooting for more, perhaps it's appropriate to pause and take into consideration the pain and suffering each individual death creates. Studs Terkel's interviews
with a paramedic, a social worker, an undertaker, and a mother about their experiences with death and dying. (more great links on the site)
posted by semmi
on May 12, 2002 -