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Lillian Eugenia Smith discusses her writing and controversy surrounding her work with Studs Terkel

BROADCAST: Nov. 1961 | DURATION: 00:12:08

Synopsis

Author and social critic, Lillian Eugenia Smith, briefly discusses how readers of her books such as "Strange Fruit" and "Killers of the Dream" are deleting the horrors of her writings and making her sweet and she feels punished by this. She believes she is her books and if her books are cruel and nasty and complex, she is too.