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Chicago: City on the Make: 50th Anniversary Edition, Newly Annotated

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Ernest Hemingway once said of Nelson Algren's writing that "you should not read it if you cannot take a punch." The prose poem, Chicago: City on the Make, filled with language that swings and jabs and stuns, lives up to those words. This 50th anniversary edition is newly annotated with explanations for everything from slang to Chicagoans, famous and obscure, to what the Black Sox scandal was and why it mattered. More accessible than ever, this is, as Studs Terkel says, "the best book about Chicago."

"This short, crisp, fighting creed is both a social document and a love poem, a script in which a lover explains his city's recurring ruthlessness and latent power; in which an artist recognizes that these are portents not of death, but of life."—New York Herald Tribune

Nelson Algren (1909-1981) won the National Book Award in 1950 for The Man with the Golden Arm. His other works include Walk on the Wild Side, The Neon Wilderness, and Conversations with Nelson Algren, the last available from the University of Chicago Press. David Schmittgens teaches English at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Illinois. Bill Savage is a lecturer at Northwestern University and coeditor of the 50th Anniversary Critical Edition of The Man with the Golden Arm.

Synopsis:

Newly annotated with everything from slang to Chicagoans--famous and obscure--this book is, as Studs Terkel says, "the best book about Chicago".

About the Author

Nelson Algren (1909-1981) won the National Book Award in 1950 for The Man with the Golden Arm. His works include Walk on the Wild Side, The Neon Wilderness, and Chicago: City on the Make, the last published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Studs Terkel

1. The hustlers

2. Are you a Christian?

3. The silver-colored yesterday

4. Love is for barflies

5. Bright faces of tomorrow

6. No more giants

7. Nobody knows where O'Connor went

Afterword

Notes

Acknowledgments

Publishing History

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226013855
Subtitle:
50th Anniversary Edition, Newly Annotated
Author:
Nelson Algren and Studs Terkel
Introduction by:
Terkel, Studs
Introduction:
Terkel, Studs
Author:
Algren, Nelson
Author:
Savage, Bill
Author:
Terkel, Studs
Annotations by:
Schmittgens, David
Annotations:
Schmittgens, David
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.) History.
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.) Description and travel.
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Number:
50
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 27
Publication Date:
20010925
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
135
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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