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Chicago: City on the Make - Algren, Nelson, and Terkel, Studs (Introduction by), and Algren, Nels
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Ernest Hemingway once said of Nelson Algren's writing that "you should not read it if you cannot take a punch." The prose poem, "Chicago: City on the Make," filled with language that swings and jabs and stuns, lives up to those words. This 50th anniversary edition is newly annotated with explanations for everything from slang to Chicagoans, famous and obscure, to what the Black Sox scandal was and why it mattered. More accessible than ever, this is, as Studs Terkel says, "the best book about Chicago." "Algren's Chicago, a ...

Chicago: City on the Make 1987, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226013848


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