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Algren, Nelson 1909-1981

Overview
Works: 393 works in 1,103 publications in 10 languages and 30,708 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Short stories  Biography  Film adaptations  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: PS3501.L4625, 813.52
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The man with the golden arm, a novel by Nelson Algren( Book )
100 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 2,845 libraries worldwide
A novel about a young drug addict and his daily encounters as he pursues his eternal quest for means to support his habit
A walk on the wild side by Nelson Algren( Book )
81 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,653 libraries worldwide
"With its depictions of the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers, and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of 1930s New Orleans, A Walk on the Wild Side found a place in the imaginations of all the generations that have followed since." "Perhaps his own words describe the book best: "The book asks why lost people sometimes develop into greater human beings than those who have never been lost in their whole lives. Why men who have suffered at the hands of other men are the natural believers in humanity, while those whose part has been simply to acquire, to take all and give nothing, are the most contemptuous of mankind.""--Jacket
America eats by Nelson Algren( file )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,556 libraries worldwide
The neon wilderness by Nelson Algren( Book )
57 editions published between 1947 and 2002 in English and held by 1,335 libraries worldwide
The collection of short stories that launched Nelson Algren to literary fame. Includes the Paris Review interview of Algren by Terry Southern
Chicago; city on the make by Nelson Algren( Book )
26 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
Notes from a sea diary: Hemingway all the way by Nelson Algren( Book )
13 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and held by 968 libraries worldwide
Reminiscences of walks taken by the author, through the wild sides of the ports of Pusan, Kowloon, Bombay and Calcutta; including a critical study of Hemingway
Never come morning by Nelson Algren( Book )
48 editions published between 1942 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 788 libraries worldwide
The last carousel by Nelson Algren( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 libraries worldwide
The devil's stocking by Nelson Algren( Book )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 644 libraries worldwide
The Devil's Stocking is the story of Ruby Calhoun, a boxer accused of murder in a shadowy world of low-purse fighters, cops, con artists, and bar girls. Chronicling a battle for truth and human dignity which gives way to a larger story of life and death decisions, literary grandmaster Nelson Algren's last novel is a fitting capstone to a long and brilliant career. -Back cover
The Texas stories of Nelson Algren by Nelson Algren( file )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Twelve stories on the author's hobo days in Texas where he searched for work during the 1930s depression and was jailed for stealing. In one story he writes, "God help you if you run and God help you if you fight; God help you if you're broke and God help you if you're black."
Who lost an American? by Nelson Algren( Book )
17 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 libraries worldwide
A transatlantic love affair : letters to Nelson Algren by Simone de Beauvoir( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
"While [Simone de Beauvoir] gave all her talks and interviews in the United States in fluent English, she spoke with a thick French accent. She later credited her written fluency to her long correspondence with Algren."--Editor's Note, p.5
Nelson Algren's own book of lonesome monsters by Nelson Algren( Book )
14 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Noveller
Somebody in boots : a novel by Nelson Algren( Book )
21 editions published between 1935 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 libraries worldwide
The Texas stories of Nelson Algren by Nelson Algren( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Twelve stories on the author's hobo days in Texas where he searched for work during the 1930s depression and was jailed for stealing. In one story he writes, "God help you if you run and God help you if you fight; God help you if you're broke and God help you if you're black."
Lettres à Nelson Algren : un amour transatlantique, 1947-1964 by Simone de Beauvoir( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in French and Undetermined and held by 224 libraries worldwide
De 1947 à 1964, 304 lettres de la grande "sartreuse" à un romancier américain alcoolique. Un rude choc pour le féminisme militant de la dame et de ses suivantes (suiveuses). Ne relève pas de la littérature mais des "échos et potins" de l'époque. Pour inconditionnels. [SDM]
Entrapment and other writings by Nelson Algren( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
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."
The man with the golden arm by Nelson Algren( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
This is the story of "Frankie Machine," a veteran, drug addict, and card-dealer in an illicit poker game being run in Chicago's Near Northwest Side. Frankie has just returned from the federal prison for narcotics addicts in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was exposed to all the pressures, anxieties, and temptations that had put him there in the first place
Never come morning by Nelson Algren( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Portrays the lives of Polish Americans in the Chicago slums of the 1940's
The man with the golden arm by Otto Preminger( visu )
29 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Frank Machine (Frank Sinatra), an expert card dealer and heroin addict, is finally released from prison and hopes to get his life in order and kick his drug habit. Frank's wife, who was in a car accident years before caused by him, fakes paralysis in order to keep him under her control. She wishes him to continue his gambling habits to support her; all the while he is struggling to kick his drug addiction and is also afraid that he's lost his gambling touch
 
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Alternative Names
Abraham, Nelson Algren
Abraham Nelson Algren 1909-1981
Algren, Nelson
Algren, Nelson 1909-1981
O'Fallon Lawrence 1909-1981
オルグレン, ネルソン
Languages
English (477)
French (16)
Spanish (8)
German (6)
Japanese (5)
Swedish (4)
Italian (3)
Slovenian (2)
Croatian (1)
Czech (1)
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