Algren: A Life by Mary Wisniewski

By Mary Wisniewski

the 1st exam of Nelson Algren in over 25 years, Algren is the definitive biography of 1 of the best-known writers of mid-20th-century the United States. Journalist Mary Wisniewski interviewed dozens of Algren's internal circle, together with photographer artwork Shay and the overdue Studs Terkel, and tested Algren's unpublished writing and correspondence, together with thousands of letters he obtained from lover Simone de Beauvoir, to craft an account as interesting because it is meticulously researched. Algren finds information about the writer's existence, paintings, character, and conduct, digging underneath the street-crawling man's guy stereotype to teach a humorous, delicate, and romantic yet self-destructive artist. This clean examine the fellow whose difficult yet funny variety and compassionate message enchanted readers and fellow writers is crucial to a person drawn to 20th-century American literature.

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