The Resource Never a lovely so real : the life and work of Nelson Algren, Colin Asher

Never a lovely so real : the life and work of Nelson Algren, Colin Asher

Label
Never a lovely so real : the life and work of Nelson Algren
Title
Never a lovely so real
Title remainder
the life and work of Nelson Algren
Statement of responsibility
Colin Asher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This definitive biography reclaims Nelson Algren as a towering literary figure and exposes how his radical politics sabotaged his career. For a time, Nelson Algren (1909-1981) was America's most famous author. Millions bought his books; The Man with the Golden Arm, winner of the first National Book Award, was made into a film starring Frank Sinatra. Yet the cause of Algren's decline was never clear. Some said he drank his talent away, others cited writer's block. The truth, hidden in the pages of his books, is far more complicated and tragic. In this magisterial biography--drawing from interviews, archived correspondence, and the first unredacted version of Algren's FBI file--Colin Asher reestablishes Algren not only as a legendary figure, but a dramatic iconoclast. He recounts the author's development as a thinker, his affair with Simone de Beauvoir, and his unapologetic left-leaning politics. Most intriguingly, Asher uncovers the true cause of Algren's artistic exile: a reckless creative decision that led to increased FBI scrutiny and may have caused a mental breakdown"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Asher, C
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3501.L4625
LC item number
Z55 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Algren, Nelson
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
Label
Never a lovely so real : the life and work of Nelson Algren, Colin Asher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [493]-524) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Between St. Columbanus and the wrought-iron gate of Oak Woods Cemetery -- "Tell your tire troubles to Nelson Abraham" -- Stoic. Academic. Ink-stained wretch -- The past receded like a wave just spent -- "So help me" -- "What is a carpenter without his tools?" -- Somebody in boots -- The crack up -- Forlorn children -- Trotskyists, Council Communists, and Mattickites -- At home in rat alley -- Morning -- "Do it the hard way" -- The anonymous man -- Exploring the neon wilderness -- A boy from the provinces -- Exile? -- "Ok, kid, you beat Dostoyevsky" -- How long does this sort of thing go on? -- Nonconformity -- "Riding day-coaches to nowhere" -- "They don't exactly give me any medals for caution" -- A walk on the wild side -- A lightless cave off a loveless hall -- "No, no novel" -- A character named Nelson Algren -- Sea diary -- "On the Ho Chi Minh Trail" -- The last carousel -- "The sanest man I ever met" -- Paterson, New Jersey -- The devil's stocking -- "The end is nothing, the road is all"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 543 pages
Isbn
9780393244519
Lccn
2018049775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037809825
  • 928319
  • (OCoLC)on1037809825
  • 928319
Label
Never a lovely so real : the life and work of Nelson Algren, Colin Asher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [493]-524) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Between St. Columbanus and the wrought-iron gate of Oak Woods Cemetery -- "Tell your tire troubles to Nelson Abraham" -- Stoic. Academic. Ink-stained wretch -- The past receded like a wave just spent -- "So help me" -- "What is a carpenter without his tools?" -- Somebody in boots -- The crack up -- Forlorn children -- Trotskyists, Council Communists, and Mattickites -- At home in rat alley -- Morning -- "Do it the hard way" -- The anonymous man -- Exploring the neon wilderness -- A boy from the provinces -- Exile? -- "Ok, kid, you beat Dostoyevsky" -- How long does this sort of thing go on? -- Nonconformity -- "Riding day-coaches to nowhere" -- "They don't exactly give me any medals for caution" -- A walk on the wild side -- A lightless cave off a loveless hall -- "No, no novel" -- A character named Nelson Algren -- Sea diary -- "On the Ho Chi Minh Trail" -- The last carousel -- "The sanest man I ever met" -- Paterson, New Jersey -- The devil's stocking -- "The end is nothing, the road is all"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 543 pages
Isbn
9780393244519
Lccn
2018049775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037809825
  • 928319
  • (OCoLC)on1037809825
  • 928319

Library Locations

  • Atla Reading RoomBorrow it
    Alta Community Center, Alta, UT, 84092, US
    40.5909775 -111.6336319
  • Bingham Creek LibraryBorrow it
    4834 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT, 84081, US
    40.587911 -112.006046
  • Calvin S. Smith LibraryBorrow it
    810 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84106, US
    40.699891 -111.868008
  • Columbus LibraryBorrow it
    2530 South 500 East, South Salt Lake City, UT, 84106, US
    40.716014 -111.87685
  • Draper LibraryBorrow it
    1136 East Pioneer Rd (12400 S), Draper, UT, 84020, US
    40.525244 -111.85876999999999
  • Herriman LibraryBorrow it
    5380 West Herriman Main Street, Herriman, UT, 84096, US
    40.515750 -112.019600
  • Holladay LibraryBorrow it
    2150 East Murray-Holladay Rd. (4730 South), Holladay, UT, 84117, US
    40.666681 -111.829078
  • Hunter LibraryBorrow it
    4740 West 4100 South, West Valley City, UT, 84120, US
    40.682058 -112.003649
  • Kearns LibraryBorrow it
    5350 South 4220 West, Kearns, UT, 84118, US
    40.653706 -111.991672
  • Magna LibraryBorrow it
    2675 South 8950 West, Magna, UT, 84044, US
    40.7111425 -112.1042511
  • Millcreek LibraryBorrow it
    2266 E. Evergreen Ave, East Millcreek, UT, 84109, US
    40.696727 -111.82553899999999
  • Riverton LibraryBorrow it
    12877 South 1830 West, Riverton, UT, 84109, US
    40.51733 -111.941139
  • Ruth Vine Tyler LibraryBorrow it
    8041 S. Wood Street (55 W), Midvale, UT, 84047, US
    40.605313 -111.89331
  • Sandy LibraryBorrow it
    10100 South Petunia Way (1405 East), Sandy, UT, 84092, US
    40.567433 -111.851611
  • South Jordan LibraryBorrow it
    10673 South Redwood Road, South Jordan, UT, 84095, US
    40.5573 -111.936954
  • Taylorsville LibraryBorrow it
    4870 South 2700 West, Taylorsville, UT, 84118, US
    40.663512 -111.957993
  • West Jordan LibraryBorrow it
    8030 South, 1825 West, West Jordan City, UT, 84088, US
    40.6048 -111.9419
  • West Valley LibraryBorrow it
    2880 West 3650 South, West Valley City, UT, 84119, US
    40.692976 -111.961397
  • Whitmore LibraryBorrow it
    2197 East Fort Union Boulevard, Salt Lake City, UT, 84121, US
    40.623974 -111.827312
Processing Feedback ...