Algren at Sea
Notes from A Seas Diary & Algren at Sea - the Travel Writings
By (author) Nelson Algren
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Algren at Sea by Nelson Algren
Book DescriptionDocuments Algren's journey through the seamier side of American cities and the international social and political landscapes of the mid-1960s. Notes From a Sea Diary offers one of the most remarkable appraisals of Ernest Hemingway ever written. While Who Lost an American is a whirlwind spin through Paris and playboy clubs, New York publishing, Dublin pubs, Crete and Chicago as Algren adventures with Simone de Beauvoir, Sartre, Brendan Behan and Juliette Greco.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781583228418
(228mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nelson Algren
Non-conformity, Paperback (September 2013)
In Nonconformity, Algren identifies the essential nature of the writer's relation to society, drawing examples from Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, Twain, and Fitzgerald, as well as baseball players and barkeeps. He shares his deepest beliefs about the state of literature and its role in society.
Man with the Golden Arm, Paperback (July 2012)
A new Canons edition of the modern American classic An introduction by Irvine Welsh An afterword by Kurt Vonnegut
Entrapment and Other Writings, Paperback (September 2009)» View all books by Nelson Algren
A treasure trove of unpublished writings, including a lost unfinished novel, to honor Nelson Algren's centennial birthday.
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Author Biography - Nelson Algren
One of the most neglected of modern American authors and also one of the best loved, NELSON ALGREN (1909-1981) believed that "literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity." His own voluminous body of work stands up to that belief. Algren's powerful voice rose from the urban wilderness of postwar Chicago, and it is to that city of hustlers, addicts and scamps that he returned again and again, eventually raising Chicago's "lower depths" up onto a stage for the whole world to behold. Recipient of the first National Book Award for fiction and lauded by Hemingway as "one of the two best authors in America," Algren remains among our most defiant and enduring novelists. His work includes five major novels, two short fiction collections, a book-length poem and several collections of reportage. A source of inspiration to artists as diverse as Kurt Vonnegut and Donald Barthelme, Studs Terkel and Lou Reed, Algren died on May 9, 1981, within days of his appointment as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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