Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren

Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren

Colin Asher / Sep 23, 2019

Never a Lovely So Real The Life and Work of Nelson Algren For a time Nelson Algren was America s most famous author lauded by the likes of Richard Wright and Ernest Hemingway Millions bought his books Algren s third novel The Man with the Golden Arm won

  • Title: Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren
  • Author: Colin Asher
  • ISBN: 0393244512
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For a time, Nelson Algren was America s most famous author, lauded by the likes of Richard Wright and Ernest Hemingway Millions bought his books Algren s third novel, The Man with the Golden Arm, won the first National Book Award, and Frank Sinatra starred in the movie But despite Algren s talent, he abandoned fiction and fell into obscurity The cause of his decline wa For a time, Nelson Algren was America s most famous author, lauded by the likes of Richard Wright and Ernest Hemingway Millions bought his books Algren s third novel, The Man with the Golden Arm, won the first National Book Award, and Frank Sinatra starred in the movie But despite Algren s talent, he abandoned fiction and fell into obscurity The cause of his 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 complicated and tragic Now, almost forty years after Algren s death, Colin Asher finally captures the full, novelistic story of his life in a magisterial biography set against mid twentieth century American politics and culture.Drawing from interviews, archival correspondence, and the most complete version of Algren s 886 page FBI file ever released, Colin Asher portrays Algren as a dramatic iconoclast A member of the Communist Party in the 1930s, Algren used his writing to humanize Chicago s underclass, while excoriating the conservative radicalism of the McCarthy era Asher traces Algren s development as a thinker, his close friendship and falling out with Richard Wright, and his famous affair with Simone de Beauvoir 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.In his second act, Algren was a vexing figure who hid behind a cynical facade He called himself a journalist and a loser, though many still considered him one of the greatest living American authors An inspiration to writers such as Hunter S Thompson, Martha Gellhorn, Jimmy Breslin, Betty Friedan, Cormac McCarthy, Don DeLillo, Russell Banks, and Thomas Pynchon, Algren nevertheless struggled to achieve recognition, and died just as his career was on the verge of experiencing a renaissance.Never a Lovely So Real offers an exquisitely detailed, engrossing portrait of a master who, as esteemed literary critic Maxwell Geismar wrote, was capable of suggesting the whole contour of a human life in a few terse pages Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 560 pages Expected publication April 16th 2019 by W W Norton Company More Details ISBN 0393244512 ISBN13 9780393244519 URL Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Never a Lovely So Real The Life and Work of Nelson Algren by Colin Asher Author Release date Apr 16, 2019 This definitive biography reclaims Nelson Algren as a towering literary figure and exposes how his radical politics sabotaged his career.For a time, N 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 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 Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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