Author

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Nelson Algren

American novelist, short story writer

1909   -   1981

genre: novel
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
occupation: writer, novelist
award received: National Book Award

Nelson Algren (March 28, 1909 – May 9, 1981) was an American writer. Algren may be best known for The Man with the Golden Arm (1949), a novel that won the National Book Award and was adapted as the 1955 film of the same name. According to Harold Augenbraum: "in the late 1940s and early 1950s he was one of the best known literary writers in America". The lover of French writer Simone de Beauvoir, he is featured in her novel The Mandarins, set in Paris and Chicago. He is considered "a sort of bard of the down-and-outer", based on this book, but also on his short stories in The Neon Wilderness (1947) and his novel A Walk on the Wild Side (1956). The latter was adapted as the 1962 film of the same name (directed by Edward Dmytryk, screenplay by John Fante).
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works

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The Man with the Golden Arm

book by Nelson Algren

author: Nelson Algren

1949

Somebody in Boots

book by Nelson Algren

author: Nelson Algren

Nonconformity

book by Nelson Algren

author: Nelson Algren

1996

A Walk on the Wild Side

book by Nelson Algren

author: Nelson Algren

1956

The Neon Wilderness

short-story collection by Nelson Algren

author: Nelson Algren

1947

The last carousel

author: Nelson Algren

Never come morning

author: Nelson Algren

The neon wilderness

author: Nelson Algren

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