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Entrapment and other writings

Author: Nelson Algren; Brooke Horvath; Daniel Simon
Publisher: New York, NY : Seven Stories Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : Seven Stories Press 1st edView all editions and formats
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Overview: Nelson Algren sought humanity in the urban wilderness of postwar America, where his powerful voice rose from behind the billboards and down tin-can alleys, from among the marginalized and ignored, the outcasts and scapegoats, the punks and junkies, the whores and down-on-their luck gamblers, the punch-drunk boxers and skid-row drunkies and kids who knew they'd never reach the age of twenty-one: all of them  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nelson Algren; Brooke Horvath; Daniel Simon
ISBN: 9781583228685 1583228683
OCLC Number: 261176516
Description: 303 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction and acknowledgments --
Note on text selection --
Publication information --
1: Out Of The Great Depression, Into The War (1934-1941): --
Forgive them, lord (1934) --
Lumpen (1935) --
Within the city (1935) --
American obituary (1935) --
Lightless room (1939) --
Five poems: --
Utility magnate (1939) --
Home and goodnight (1939) --
Travelog (1939) --
This table on time only (1940) --
Local south (1941) --
2: War And After (1943-1947): --
Do it the hard way (1943) --
Hank, the free wheeler (1944) --
Single exit (1947) --
3: Man With The Golden Arm (1949): --
Little Lester --
Paper daisies --
4: Entrapment (1951-1953): --
Watch out for daddy --
Entrapment --
5: And All The Rest (1957-1981): --
G-string Gomorrah (1957) --
Ain't nobody on my side? (1957) --
Stoopers and shoeboard watchers (1959) --
Afternoon in the land of the strange light sleep (1962) --
Down with cops (1965) --
Emblems and the proofs of power (1967) --
Nobody knows where Charlie's gone (1969) --
On kreativ righting (1975) --
Topless in Gaza (1978) --
We never made it to the White Sox game (1979) --
No more whorehouses (1979) --
There will be no more Christmases (1980) --
Walk pretty all the way (1981) --
So long, Swede Risberg (1981) --
Interview with Nelson Algren / Robert A Perlongo (1957).
Other Titles: Entrapment & other writings
Responsibility: Nelson Algren ; edited by Brooke Horvath and Dan Simon.

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Overview: Nelson Algren sought humanity in the urban wilderness of postwar America, where his powerful voice rose from behind the billboards and down tin-can alleys, from among the marginalized and ignored, the outcasts and scapegoats, the punks and junkies, the whores and down-on-their luck gamblers, the punch-drunk boxers and skid-row drunkies and kids who knew they'd never reach the age of twenty-one: all of them admirable in Algren's eyes for their vitality and no-bullshit forthrightness, their insistence on living and their ability to find a laugh and a dream in the unlikeliest places. In Entrapment and Other Writings-containing his unfinished novel and previously unpublished or uncollected stories, poems, and essays-Algren speaks to our time as few of his fellow great American writers of the 1940s and '50s do, in part because he hasn't yet been accepted and assimilated into the American literary canon despite that he is held up as a talismanic figure. "You should not read [Algren] if you can't take a punch," Ernest Hemingway declared. "Mr. Algren can hit with both hands and move around and he will kill you if you are not awfully careful."

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