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Man with the Golden Arm

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The Man with the Golden Arm is Nelson Algren's most powerful and enduring work. On the 50th anniversary of its publication in November 1949, for which Algren was honored with the first National Book Award (which he received from none other than Eleanor Roosevelt at a ceremony in March 1950), Seven Stories is proud to release the first critical edition of an Algren work.

A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own heart into wafer-thin slices. For Frankie, a murder committed may be the least of his problems.

The literary critic Malcolm Cowley called The Man with the Golden Arm "Algren's defense of the individual," while Carl Sandburg wrote of its "strange midnight dignity." A literary tour de force, here is a novel unlike any other, one in which drug addiction, poverty, and human failure somehow suggest a defense of human dignity and a reason for hope.

Special contributions by Russell Banks, Bettina Drew, James R. Giles, Carlo Rotella, William Savage, Lee Stringer, Studs Terkel, Kurt Vonnegut, and others.

Synopsis:

Including contributions by Russell Banks, Bettina Drew, James R Giles, Lee Stringer, Studs Terkel, and Kurt Vonnegut, this first critical edition of Algren's masterpiece is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its receipt of the National Book Award.

About the Author

Nelson Algren (1909-1981) wrote of the despised urban underbelly of America before it was fashionable to do so, and still stands as one of our most defiant and enduring novelists. His novels include The Man with the Golden Arm, winner of the first National Book Award, A Walk on the Wild Side, and Never Come Morning.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583220078
Author:
Algren, Nelson
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Author:
William J. Savage
Author:
Terkel, Studs
Author:
Savage, William J. Jr
Author:
Simon, Daniel
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Action
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
50
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
0.00 x 0.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , Including contributions by Russell Banks, Bettina Drew, James R Giles, Lee Stringer, Studs Terkel, and Kurt Vonnegut, this first critical edition of Algren's masterpiece is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its receipt of the National Book Award.
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