Algren, Nelson 1909-1981
Most widely held works about Nelson Algren
Most widely held works by Nelson Algren
The man with the golden arm by Nelson Algren ( Book )
133 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 2,287 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 )
68 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,429 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."" --Book Jacket.
The neon wilderness by Nelson Algren ( Book )
58 editions published between 1947 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,206 libraries worldwide
Výbor z povídek (Kapitán má špatný spaní, Ty máš nejmíň co kafrat, Chudákovy prachy, Ksicht na podlaze putyky, Nápad za milión dolarů, Katz, Takhle to chodilo vždycky, Hrdinové) ze stejnojmenného povídkového souborupředního amerického romanopisce a povídkáře (nar. 1909). Drsné obrazy (reprodukované v překladu slangem a obecnou češtinou) z prostředí americké velkoměstské spodiny nebo z prostředí americké armády v Evropě na sklonku války a vprvních letech poválečných.
The Texas stories of Nelson Algren by Nelson Algren ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 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."
Notes from a sea diary: Hemingway all the way by Nelson Algren ( Book )
12 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 976 libraries worldwide
The last carousel by Nelson Algren ( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and German and held by 796 libraries worldwide
America eats by Nelson Algren ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 737 libraries worldwide
Chicago, city on the make by Nelson Algren ( Book )
21 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Never come morning by Nelson Algren ( Book )
58 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 710 libraries worldwide
Nelson Algren's second novel, originally published in 1942, tells the story of Bruno Bicek, a tough from Chicago's Northwest Side, and Steffi, the woman who shares his dream while living his nightmare.
The devil's stocking by Nelson Algren ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Nelson Algren by Nelson Algren ( Book )
8 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Who lost an American by Nelson Algren ( Book )
12 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and Italian and held by 581 libraries worldwide
A transatlantic love affair : letters to Nelson Algren by Simone de Beauvoir ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 522 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 )
7 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Nonconformity : writing on writing by Nelson Algren ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
Somebody in boots : a novel by Nelson Algren ( Book )
16 editions published between 1935 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Lettres à Nelson Algren : un amour transatlantique, 1947-1964 by Simone de Beauvoir ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in French and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Entrapment and other writings by Nelson Algren ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
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.
Beloved Chicago man : letters to Nelson Algren, 1947-64 by Simone de Beauvoir ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Beloved Chicago Man comprises a collection of the letters of Simone de Beauvoir, written in English to her lover Nelson Algren. The letters give an account of de Beauvoir's life in the 1950s and friendships with Camus, Colette and Genet.
Galena guide by Federal Writers' Project (Ill.) ( Book )
2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Algren, Nelson,--1909-1981 Audiobooks Authors, American Authors, French Authorship Authorship--Political aspects Beauvoir, Simone de,--1908-1986 Bibliography Biography City and town life Cooking Cooking, American--Midwestern style Criminals Criticism, interpretation, etc. Depressions Didactic fiction, American Drama Drug addicts Faulkner, William,--1897-1962 Feature films Fiction Fiction films Gamblers Hemingway, Ernest,--1899-1961 History Homeless persons Illinois--Chicago Indiana Inner cities Interviews Literature Louisiana--New Orleans Manners and customs Middle West Morphine abuse Naturalism Novelists, American Photograph collections Pictorial works Polish Americans Poor Poor--Social life and customs Records and correspondence Short stories Short stories Short stories, American Texas Travel United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Abraham, Nelson Algren, 1909-1981
O'Fallon, Lawrence, 1909-1981
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