Nelson Algren - Quotes

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Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own. ---->>>

I went out there for a thousand a week, and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday. The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday. ---->>>

Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose. ---->>>

Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.

Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.

The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy - yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no. This is what makes him impossible. ---->>>

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity. ---->>>

The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 03-28, 1909
Die: 05-09, 1981
Occupation: Novelist

Nelson Algren (March 28, 1909 – May 9, 1981) was an American writer. He may be best known for The Man with the Golden Arm, a 1949 novel that won the National Book Award and was adapted as a 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 (wikipedia)