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Nelson Algren

Martha Heasley Cox

Nelson Algren

by Martha Heasley Cox

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Published by Twayne Publishers in Boston (Mass.) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Algren, Nelson, -- 1909-1981.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Martha Heasley Cox and Wayne Chatterton.
    SeriesTwayne"s United States authors series, 249
    ContributionsChatterton, Wayne.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20773102M

      Nelson Algren () won the National Book Award in for The Man with the Golden works include A Walk on the Wild Side, The Neon Wilderness, and Chicago: City on the Make, the last published by the University of Chicago Schmittgens teaches English at St. Ignatius College Prep in Savage is a senior lecturer at Brand: University of Chicago Press. The winner of the inaugural National Book Award, made into a popular movie (from which Algren earned almost nothing) starring Frank Sinatra, this was .

    A Walk on the Wild Side, novel by Nelson Algren, published in The book is a reworking of his earlier novel Somebody in Boots (). Dove Linkhorn (Cass McKay from the earlier book), a drifter in Depression-era New Orleans, gets involved with prostitutes, pimps, and con men and eventually ends up isolated and hopeless after he has been blinded by a man whose girl he . Nelson Algren ( – ) Nelson Algren (Ma - May 9, ) was a legendary American writer. Born Nelson Ahlgren Abraham in Detroit, Michigan, Algren moved to Chicago, Illinois, with his parents at the age of three to live in a working-class, immigrant neighborhood on the South father was the son of a Swedish convert to Judaism and a Jewish .

    Nelson Algren () - original name Nelson Ahlgren Abraham. American author, who won the first National Book Award for fiction in for The Man with the Golden Arm, later made into a film, starring Frank Sinatra. More than any other city, Chicago inspired Algren, as it was the case with James T. Farrell, with whom he is often grouped.   The book started as nonfiction but Algren transformed it into a novel, which was released posthumously in an unfinished form. True to Author: Ben Terrall.


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Nelson Algren was a contemporary of John Steinbeck, and like Steinbeck, he focuses on characters that would normally be ignored.

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Nelson Algren was a renowned writer, known for his penetrating and influential social novels such as The Man With the Golden Arm and A Walk on the Wild Side.

Originally published inSomebody in Boots was Algren's first novel, based on his experiences living in Texas during the Great Depression. Nelson Algren, original name Nelson Ahlgren Abraham, (born MaDetroit, Michigan, U.S.—died May 9,Sag Harbor, New York), American writer whose novels of the poor are lifted from routine naturalism by his vision of their pride, humour, and unquenchable also caught with poetic skill the mood of the city’s underside: its jukebox pounding, stench, and.

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World War II found Algren in the European Theater as a litter bearer with the rank of Private. He is probably best known for his National Book Award-winning "The Man With the Golden Arm".

His next book, "Chicago, City on the Make" (), was a scathing essay that outraged the city's boosters but beautifully presented the back alleys of. Algren’s heart went out to the lowest of humanity, to be sure, but his prose was a lot more lurid than anything found in the New Testament.

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He is the author of five novels, including The Man with the Golden Arm, which was the winner of the first National Book Award. Nelson Algren (Ma – May 9, ) was an American writer. He may be best known for The Man with the Golden Arm, a novel that won the National Book Award [1] and was adapted as a film of the same name.

According to Harold Augenbraum, "in the late s and early s he was one of the best known literary writers in America."The lover of French. Born Nelson Ahlgren Abraham in Detroit, Michigan, Nelson Algren grew up in Chicago, a city he would make famous through his depictions of its poor, working, and criminal classes.

Algren’s affinity for the underside of American society marked his entire career; his novels and poems portray characters on the fringes of respectability. He once declared, “I'm confined to the black. Reviewers compared Algren to Victor Hugo, Dostoevsky, Gorky and Dickens; even The New Yorker praised the book, and in it received the first National Book Award.

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The Man with the Golden Arm is a novel by Nelson Algren, published by Doubleday in November One of the seminal novels of post-World War II American letters, The Man with the Golden Arm is widely considered Algren's greatest and most enduring work.

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