THE SPECTATOR: TALK ABOUT MOVIES AND PLAYS WITH THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEM - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing With Erratum Slip

Terkel, Studs

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1st Printing. 364 pages. Published in 1999. Landmark collection of interviews with film and stage actors, directors, playwrights, and critics. One of the author's most entertaining collections. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Studs Terkel's "The Spectator". One of his most delightful collections ever. Includes the Erratum Slip, which is missing in most copies of the book. "The Terkel touch is here, in 50-plus interviews with the likes of Buster Keaton and Marlon Brando, James Cagney, Simone Signoret, Jacques Tati, and even Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's Studs' range that astonishes. He has textured memories of remote stage productions of Arthur Miller's plays, which you might expect. But when he remembers 'Kanchenjungha' with the Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray, Ray laughs out loud: 'Where did you see that? ' You marvel once again at Terkel's facility with people of all kinds and his deep familiarity with the American century" (Lyall Bush). Interviews with Edward Albee, Eugene Ionesco, Lillian Gish, Zero Mostel, Pauline Kael, Uta Hagen, Tallulah Bankhead, and August Wilson, among so many others, give just an idea of the treasures in this collection. Garry Wills' Introduction is an affectionate appreciation of Terkel's iconic stature in American literature, and is one of the finest essays written on Terkel. Studs Terkel died on October 31, 2008 at the age of 96, yet another American icon who will not be replaced. Like the rest of us, he was a lifelong and passionate fan of the theatre and film. Unlike most of us, he also got to meet and interview the stars we all worshipped (or as the case may be, intensely disliked), who opened their hearts and minds, wittingly or unwittingly, to Studs. An absolute "must-have" title for Studs Terkel, theatre, and film aficionado/collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (complete number line ending in 1 on the Copyright Page) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: It is the only other copy with the Erratum Slip intact (the other copy is available from us, too). The latter is missing in all other copies of the First Edition available online. A scarce copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 1985 for "The Good War". One of the greatest American writers of the 20th century and a national treasure. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STUDS TERKEL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1565845536. Bookseller Inventory #

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Biografía del autor: Studs Terkel (1912-2008) was an award-winning author and radio broadcaster. He is the author of Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession; Division Street: America, Coming of Age: Growing Up in the Twentieth Century; Talking to Myself: A Memoir of My Times; "The Good War" An Oral History of World War II; Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do; The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century; American Dreams: Lost and Found; The Studs Terkel Interviews: Film and Theater; Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression; Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith; Giants of Jazz; Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times; And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey; Touch and Go: A Memoir; P.S.: Further Thoughts from a Lifetime of Listening; and Studs Terkel's Chicago, all published by The New Press. He was a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and a recipient of a Presidential National Humanities Medal, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, a George Polk Career Award, and the National Book Critics Circle 2003 Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Publisher: New York City, NY: The New Press
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