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Algren, Nelson 1909-1981

Overview
Works: 406 works in 1,089 publications in 5 languages and 30,498 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Interviews  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Biography  Film adaptations  Guidebooks 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: PS3501.L4625, 813.52
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Publications about Nelson Algren
Publications by Nelson Algren
Publications by Nelson Algren, published posthumously.
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The man with the golden arm, a novel by Nelson Algren( Book )
101 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 2,855 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 )
60 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,629 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 )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,437 libraries worldwide
The neon wilderness by Nelson Algren( Book )
55 editions published between 1947 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,349 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 )
23 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and held by 1,007 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 982 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 )
50 editions published between 1942 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 796 libraries worldwide
The last carousel by Nelson Algren( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 libraries worldwide
The Texas stories of Nelson Algren by Nelson Algren( file )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 645 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 )
18 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 libraries worldwide
The devil's stocking by Nelson Algren( Book )
7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 557 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 520 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 )
11 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 libraries worldwide
Somebody in boots : a novel by Nelson Algren( Book )
21 editions published between 1935 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 libraries worldwide
The Texas stories of Nelson Algren by Nelson Algren( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 362 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 )
7 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 185 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 Otto Preminger( visu )
34 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 157 libraries worldwide
An ex-convict recovering from heroin addiction returns to the Chicago slums and struggles to become a musician
The man with the golden arm by Nelson Algren( file )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 128 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
Galena, Illinois : American guide series by Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Illinois( Book )
2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Abraham, Nelson Algren
Abraham, Nelson Algren, 1909-1981
Algren, Nelson
O'Fallon, Lawrence, 1909-1981
オルグレン, ネルソン
Languages
English (463)
French (14)
Italian (8)
German (7)
Swedish (1)
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