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Reminiscences of Karen Malpede : oral history, 2005.

Creator: Malpede, Karen
Project: September 11, 2001 telling lives oral history project:
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript 42 pages sound recordings 2 audio discs (90 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Born Texas, childhood: Evanston, Illinois; family conflict; education: University of Wisconsin, Columbia University; career; author/playwright, theater critic; 9/11: volunteer work with Red Cross, view from Brooklyn Promenade; Interview work for Columbia University's September 11th Oral History Project: overcoming distrust from non-white interviewees, anti-Iraq War sentiment; experience of interviewees: questioning religion, misogyny/homophobia within firehouse culture, survivor guilt, renewed interest in politics post-9/11, conflict between official/media narrative and individual experience; interviewing strategies; benefits of interviewing: compiling book of 9/11 short stories, theater of witness.


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