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Chicagos Nelson Algren

Chicagos Nelson Algren

by Art Shay

Published by Seven Stories Press


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Nelson Algren painted a vivid portrait of Chicago in his prose, but it was Art Shay who documented that world in photographs. This book lives up to it's title: Shay shows us Algren at home, on the street, in his favorite haunts, and at the high and low points of his life. Along the way we get to see the nooks and crannies of the world they inhabited. It's a wild ride. As a portrait of an author and a city, and as a document of a bygone era, this book is startling in the clarity of the world it brings back to life.