The man with the golden arm

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The Man with the Golden Arm is Nelson Algren's most powerful and enduring work. On the 50th anniversary of its publication in November 1949, for which Algren was honored with the first National Book Award (which he received from none other than Eleanor Roosevelt at a ceremony in March 1950), Seven Stories is proud to release the first critical edition of an Algren work. A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own heart into wafer-thin slices. For Frankie, a murder committed may be the least of his problems. The literary critic Malcolm Cowley called The Man with the Golden Arm "Algren's defense of the individual," while Carl Sandburg wrote of its "strange midnight dignity." A literary tour de force, here is a novel unlike any other, one in which drug addiction, poverty, and human failure somehow suggest a defense of human dignity and a reason for hope. Special contributions by Russell Banks, Bettina Drew, James R. Giles, Carlo Rotella, William Savage, Lee Stringer, Studs Terkel, Kurt Vonnegut, and others.
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subject_facet Algren, Nelson, -- 1909-1981. -- Man with the golden arm
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
City and town life -- Fiction
Criminals -- Fiction
Gamblers -- Fiction
Inner cities -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction
Morphine abuse -- Fiction
Poor -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
title_display The man with the golden arm
title_full The Man with the Golden Arm
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City and town life
Historical Fiction
Inner cities
Morphine abuse
Social life and customs