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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 andscapegoats, 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 inAlgren'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In Entrapment and OtherWritings-containing his unfinished novel and previously unpublished or uncollected stories, poems, and essays--Algren speaks to our time as few of his fellow great American writers of the 1940s and'50s do, in part because he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 youcan'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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583229415
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Editor:
Horvath, Brooke
Editor:
Simon, Dan
Author:
Algren, Nelson
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literary Collections : Essays
Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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