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Algren, Nelson 1909-1981

Overview
Works: 376 works in 1,125 publications in 13 languages and 29,247 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Short stories  Biography  Film adaptations  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: PS3501.L4625, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Nelson Algren
 
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The man with the golden arm, a novel by Nelson Algren( Book )

163 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 2,883 WorldCat member 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 )

95 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,672 WorldCat member 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.""--Jacket
The neon wilderness by Nelson Algren( Book )

76 editions published between 1947 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member 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
Chicago; city on the make by Nelson Algren( Book )

24 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes from a sea diary: Hemingway all the way by Nelson Algren( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of walks taken by the author, through the wild sides of the ports of Pusan, Kowloon, Bombay and Calcutta; including a critical study of Hemingway
Never come morning by Nelson Algren( Book )

61 editions published between 1942 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last carousel by Nelson Algren( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's stocking by Nelson Algren( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Devil's Stocking is the story of Ruby Calhoun, a boxer accused of murder in a shadowy world of low-purse fighters, cops, con artists, and bar girls. Chronicling a battle for truth and human dignity which gives way to a larger story of life and death decisions, literary grandmaster Nelson Algren's last novel is a fitting capstone to a long and brilliant career.-Back cover
The Texas stories of Nelson Algren by Nelson Algren( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member 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."
Who lost an American? by Nelson Algren( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A transatlantic love affair : letters to Nelson Algren by Simone de Beauvoir( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noveller
Somebody in boots : a novel by Nelson Algren( Book )

25 editions published between 1935 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman de société. Roman historique
The Texas stories of Nelson Algren by Nelson Algren( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member 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."
America eats by Nelson Algren( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres à Nelson Algren : un amour transatlantique, 1947-1964 by Simone de Beauvoir( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in French and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De 1947 à 1964, 304 lettres de la grande "sartreuse" à un romancier américain alcoolique. Un rude choc pour le féminisme militant de la dame et de ses suivantes (suiveuses). Ne relève pas de la littérature mais des "échos et potins" de l'époque. Pour inconditionnels. [SDM]
The man with the golden arm by Otto Preminger( Visual )

35 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man with the golden arm : "Frankie Machine is a card dealing former drug addict trying to stay clean, much to the smug chagrin of his former dealer -- the seedy Louie. The pressure mounts on Frankie as the crushing weight of addiction and the struggle of sobriety grows daily -- can he beat his problems and win the battle? Or is he destined for a short, ruined life?"--Container
Entrapment and other writings by Nelson Algren( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and French and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: 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 and Other Writings-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 you can'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."
The man with the golden arm by Nelson Algren( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of "Frankie Machine," a veteran, drug addict, and card-dealer in an illicit poker game being run in Chicago's Near Northwest Side. Frankie has just returned from the federal prison for narcotics addicts in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was exposed to all the pressures, anxieties, and temptations that had put him there in the first place
Never come morning by Nelson Algren( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the lives of Polish Americans in the Chicago slums of the 1940's
 
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Alternative Names
Abraham, Nelson Algren

Abraham Nelson Algren 1909-1981

Algren, Nelson

Algren, Nelson 1909-1981

Nelson Algren Amerikaans schrijver

Nelson Algren amerikansk författare

Nelson Algren amerikansk skribent

Nelson Algren amerykański pisarz

Nelson Algren écrivain américain

Nelson Algren scrittore statunitense

Nelson Algren US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

O'Fallon Lawrence 1909-1981

نلسون آلگرن نویسنده آمریکایی

नेल्सन आल्ग्रेन

オルグレン, ネルソン

ネルソン・オルグレン

納爾遜·艾格林

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A walk on the wild sideThe neon wildernessChicago; city on the makeNever come morningThe last carouselThe devil's stockingA transatlantic love affair : letters to Nelson AlgrenThe Texas stories of Nelson Algren