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Nelson Algren's classic novel has the American Dream turned on its head and into a nightmare of poverty, violence and unemployment, where the backstreets are a cauldron of hopelessness, crime and despair. It is a novel of enduring and monumental importance. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Nelson Algren - always no holds barred - any observation from life permissible however excruciating, painful, vacuous; often funny, always beautiful phrases, startling annotations... Read morePublished 16 months ago by M
This was bought for a friend. It is one of my favorite books. This is life as a low life, transformed to poetry. PLease read it and consider this. Read morePublished on 27 Jun. 2011 by artonmove