City on the make

Have you read anything by Nelson Algren?

This is a great article in the LA Times about Nelson Algren, would have been 100 this year had the grip of alcoholism not taken him, and the efforts of Steppenwolf to explore why he has been forgotten.

Of course, loneliness might have done just as much damage to his brain as did the booze.

Barry Gifford, author of Wild at Heart adds : “”Some fighters can only go eight,” Gifford says, “and he got tired, like Kerouac got tired.” And yet, he continues, “He wrote enough.””

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