Nelson Algren

Somebody in Boots

originally published:
New York : Vanguard Press

We offered this copy of the first edition in a fine, unrestored dustwrapper in our Catalog 103.


  • First Book(1935)

reference info

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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