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Chicago - City on the Make

Chicago - City on the Make
Autor: Algren, Nelson
Vydavateľ: The University of Chicago Press
Rok: 2001
Obal: soft
Počet strán: 135
Stav: 5/5
Cena: € 4.40

In this slender classic ... Algren tells us all we need to know about passion, heaven, hell. And a city. - From the introduction by Studs Terkel Once you ve become a part of this particular patch, you ll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real. 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. In this sixtieth anniversary edition, Algren presents 120 years of Chicago history through the lens of its nobodies nobody knows: the tramps, hustlers, aging bar fighters, freed death-row inmates, and anonymous working stiffs who prowl its streets. Upon its original publication in 1951, Algren s "Chicago: City on the Make" was scorned by the Chicago Chamber of Commerce and local journalists for its gritty portrayal of the city and its people, one that boldly defied City Hall s business and tourism initiatives. Yet the book captures the essential dilemma of Chicago: the dynamic tension between the city s breathtaking beauty and its utter brutality, its boundless human energy and its stifling greed and violence.

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