Nelson Algren

ISBN 13: 9780606170222

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Presents Algren's irreverent portrait of Chicago--the hustlers' town--which records the character and lifestyles of the Windy City from pioneer days through Prohibition and the reign of Richard Daley

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Nelson Algren (1909-1981) won the National Book Award in 1950 for The Man with the Golden Arm. His works include Walk on the Wild Side, The Neon Wilderness, and Chicago: City on the Make, the last published by the University of Chicago Press.


“The best book about Chicago.” (Studs Terkel)

“Algren’s Chicago, a kind of American annex to Dante’s inferno, is a nether world peopled by rat-faced hustlers and money-loving demons who crawl in the writer’s brilliant, sordid, uncompromising and twisted imagination. . . . [This book] searches a city’s heart and mind rather than its avenues and public buildings.” (New York Times Book Review)

“This short, crisp, fighting creed is both a social document and a love poem, a script in which a lover explains his city’s recurring ruthlessness and latent power; in which an artist recognizes that these are portents not of death, but of life.” (New York Herald Tribune)

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