Nelson Algren

The Man with the Golden Arm

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  • National Book Award for Fiction(1950)

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bio notes:
born: 3/28/1909
died: 5/9/1981
born as: Nelson Ahlgren Abraham

Writer whose novels of the poor are lifted from routine naturalism by his vision of their pride, humor, and unquenchable yearnings. He also captures with uncommon skill the mood of the city's underside. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

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