Nelson Algren

Nelson Algren

American writer

Lived from: 1909-1981

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    I went out there for a thousand a week, and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday. The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday.
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    Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
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    Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
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    The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.
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    The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man.
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    The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy -yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no. This is what makes him impossible.
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About Nelson Algren

Nelson Algren (March 28, 1909 – May 9, 1981) was an American writer. Algren may be best known for The Man with the Golden Arm, a 1949 novel that won the National Book Award and was adapted as the 1955 film of the same name.

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