Paper $23.00 ISBN: 9780226013831 Published June 2001 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Conversations with Nelson Algren

H. E. F. Donohue and Nelson Algren

Conversations with Nelson Algren
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H. E. F. Donohue and Nelson Algren

344 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1963, 1964
Paper $23.00 ISBN: 9780226013831 Published June 2001 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
In these frank and often devastating conversations Nelson Algren reveals himself with all the gruff humor, deflating insight, honesty, and critical brilliance that marked his career. Prodded by H. E. F. Donohue, Algren discusses everything from his childhood to his compulsion to write to his relationship with Simone de Beauvoir. The result is a masterful portrait of a rebel and a major American writer.
Contents
Foreword- About Nelson Algren
PART I: FROM THE GRANDFATHERS
1. The Child
2. The Young Man
3. The Army and the Writing
PART II: ALGREN VS. HOLLYWOOD
4. The Con Within the Con
5. A Question of Innocence
PART III: THE INNOCENT ABROAD
6. The Far East
7. Paris and Friends
PART IV: CONTROVERSIES
8. Where Is the American Radical?
9. Liberties, Civil and Otherwise
PART V: REPRISE AT FIFTY-FIVE
10. The Open Society
11. Writers and Writing
12. The Writer at Fifty-five
NOTES
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