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The neon wilderness

Author: Nelson Algren
Publisher: New York : Writers and Readers Pub. : Distributed in the U.S. by Norton, ©1986.
Series: Writers and Readers documentary comic book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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24 gritty, raw short stories by a famous Chicago author who uses the old Polish immigrant Division Street neighborhood as the setting for most of the tales. Dating from the 1930's through the 50's, the characters often lead hard lives filled with crime, sorrow and suffering. Includes an interview with the author and an afterword by Studs Terkel.
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nelson Algren
ISBN: 0863161227 9780863161223
OCLC Number: 13740477
Notes: "A Dan Simon/Four Walls Eight Windows book."
Originally published in 1947.
Description: 304 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The captain has bad dreams --
How the devil came down division street --
Is your name joe? --
Depend on aunt Elly --
Stickman's laughter --
A bottle of milk for mother --
He couldn't boogie woogie worth a damn --
A lot you got to holler --
Poor man's pennies --
The face on the barroom floor --
The brothers' house --
Please don't talk about me when I'm gone --
He swung and he missed --
El presidente de mejico --
Kingdom city to Cairo --
That's the way it's always been --
The children --
Million dollar brainstorm --
Pero venceremos --
No man's laughter --
Katz --
Design for departure --
The heroes --
So help me.
Series Title: Writers and Readers documentary comic book.
Responsibility: Nelson Algren ; [with an introd. by Tom Carson and afterword by Studs Terkel].

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24 gritty, raw short stories by a famous Chicago author who uses the old Polish immigrant Division Street neighborhood as the setting for most of the tales. Dating from the 1930's through the 50's, the characters often lead hard lives filled with crime, sorrow and suffering. Includes an interview with the author and an afterword by Studs Terkel.

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