Consider changing the search query. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book. Nelson Algren was born in 1909 in Detroit and lived mostly in Chicago. He also had a passionate love affair with French feminist Simone de Beauvoir. Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth, Every used book bought is one saved from landfill, This is a man writing and you should not read it if you cannot take a punch - Mr Algren can hit with both hands and move around and he will kill you if you are not awfully careful ... Mr Algren, boy, you are good. Our newest imprint is for the next generation: a new breed of skeptical young readers. See Malcolm Jack's piece in today's New York Times on the 50th Anniversary of Slaughterhouse Five. : Travel Writings. | ISBN 9781888363180 . He also had a passionate love affair with French feminist Simone de Beauvoir.Algren died in 1981, shortly after being appointed as a fellow of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. The Man with the Golden Arm is Nelson Algren's most powerful and enduring work. A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down. . The Man with the Golden Arm tells the story of Frankie Machine, the golden arm dealer at a back street Chicago gambling den. His work includes five major novels, two short fiction collections, a book-length poem, and several collections of reportage. Algren’s powerful voice rose from the urban wilderness of postwar Chicago, and it is to that city of hustlers, addicts, and scamps that he returned again and again, eventually raising Chicago’s “lower depths” up onto a stage for the whole world to behold. Algren’s third novel, The Man with the Golden Arm… “The finest American novel published since the war.”, “Algren is an artist whose sympathy is as large as Victor Hugo's, an artist who ranks, with this novel, among our best American authors.”, “Powerful, grisly, antic, horrifying, poetic, compassionate . Editor's Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy, The Man with the Golden Arm (50th Anniversary Edition), The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window, Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s & 40s (LOA #94), Discover Book Picks from the CEO of Penguin Random House US. This is a used book. Frankie reckons he's a tough guy in the Chicago underworld but finds that he's not tough enough to kick his heroin addiction. James Christopher Harrison (born 27 December 1936), OAM, also known as the Man with the Golden Arm, is a blood plasma donor from Australia whose unusual plasma composition has been used to make a treatment for Rhesus disease.He has made over 1,000 donations throughout his lifetime, and these donations are estimated to have saved over 2.4 million babies from the condition. He also had a passionate love affair with French feminist Simone de Beauvoir. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or through our Blog. A source of inspiration to artists as diverse as Kurt Vonnegut and Donald Barthelme, Studs Terkel and Lou Reed, Algren died on May 9, 1981, within days of his appointment as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. One of America's best loved writers, Nelson Algren won the first National Book Award for Fiction in 1950. One of the most neglected of modern American authors and also one of the best loved, NELSON ALGREN (1909–1981) believed that “literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch… More about Nelson Algren, “The finest American novel published since the war.” –Washington Post Book World“A true novelist’s triumph.” –Time“Algren is an artist whose sympathy is as large as Victor Hugo’s, an artist who ranks, with this novel, among our best American authors.” –Chicago Sun-Times“Powerful, grisly, antic, horrifying, poetic, compassionate … [there is] virtually nothing more that one could ask.” –New York Times Book Review, Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. Colin Asher's epic biography Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren arrives from Norton in April and is already receiving rave reviews from the likes of the New Yorker. Dismiss this message or, Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren, Books That Shook the World: A November Promotion in Partnership with Indie Bookstores, Algren at Sea: Notes from a Sea Diary & Who Lost an American? 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 released the first critical edition of an Algren 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 released 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. The Man with the Golden Arm tells the story of Frankie Machine, the golden arm dealer at a back street Chicago gambling den. In 1950 The Man with the Golden Arm earned him the first American National Book Award. The Man With the Golden Arm is considered to be Algren's finest novel. 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. No elements found. Please try again later. In 1950 The Man with the Golden Arm earned him the first American National Book Award. With Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker, Arnold Stang. Buy. The Man With the Golden Arm By Nelson Algren. Be the first to get updates as well as access to exclusive offers and promotions. | ISBN 9781609803599 In 1950 The Man with the Golden Arm earned him the first American National Book Award.His life was a succession of gambling problems, disastrous marriages and wild extremes - ranging from Texas prisons and skid-row soup-kitchens to Hollywood parties and literary celebrations. The Man with the Golden Arm is Nelson Algren's most powerful and enduring work. Now there's a Nelson Algren revival going on. Algren and Kurt Vonnegut were good friends, having taught together at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1965–7.