In Memoriam: Studs Terkel
Studs Terkel, one of several Chicago wonders, passes away at a glorious 96 years old. His most recent work, published earlier this year, anthologizes previously unpublished writings, broadcasts, and interviews.
Anyway, by now millions of words have been written in tribute to Chicagoan Louis Studs Terkel (Division Street America), who passed away last weekend at the glorious age of 96.
Terkel was still signing three book contracts in his ninth decadeone of which was his second memoir, Touch and Go, published last year and, most recently, P.S.: Further Thoughts From a Lifetime of Listening, which anthologizes a selection of Studs’s unpublished writings, broadcasts, and interviews.
Studs was a true American original whose great talent was to listen, really listen to the vast array of people he interviewed.
Quite a trick for a deaf guy.
RIP Studs Terkel.