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Title:
Never come morning
Author:
Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Seven Stories, 1996.

©1987
Physical Description:
310 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1942.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781583222799
Format :
Book

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Summary

Introduction by Kurt Vonnegut 'The best book to come out of Chicago' - Ernest Hemmingway '...depicts the intensity of feeling, the tawdry but potent dreams, the crude but forceful poetry, and the frustrated longing for human dignity residing in the lives of Poles of Chicago's Northwest Side, and the revelation informs us all that there lies an ocean of life at our doorstep - an unharnessed, unchanneled, and unknown ocean' - Richard Wright More than a million copies sold of this classic!


Author Notes

Nelson Algren was a writer, novelist, columnist, and educator. He was born Nelson Algren Abraham on March 28, 1909 in Detroit, Michigan. Algren graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism in 1931.

After graduation, Algren worked as a door-to-door salesman and a migratory worker. He also worked for a venereal disease control unit of the Board of Health and with the WPA writers' project. Algren served as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Army during World War II. Later, he served as co-editor of the magazine The New Anvil. Algren taught creative writing at the University of Iowa and the University of Florida. He also wrote a regular column for the Chicago Free Press.

Algren's first novel, Somebody in Boots, was published in 1935. His second novel, Never Come Morning, was published in 1942. The book was banned from the Chicago Public Library. Algren received a 1947 Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a grant from Chicago's Newberry Library. In 1949, Algren published The Man with the Golden Arm. The book won the National Book Award and was adapted as a film in 1956. Another book, A Walk on the Wild Side, was also adapted for film in 1962.

Algren died in Sag Harbor, New York, on May 9, 1981.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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