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Chicago: City on the Make by  Nelson Algren - 1st edition - 1951 - from civilizingbooks (SKU: 1174POD-5114)

Chicago: City on the Make

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Chicago: City on the Make

by Algren, Nelson

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Doubleday & Company, NY, 1951. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine /Fine. "The prose poem, Chicago: City on the Make, filled with language that swings and jabs and stuns, lives up to those words... Algren presents... 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... [The poem] 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." The book itself is in Fine condition. The dust jacket is also in Fine condition and is unclipped. [Pub. Info] 1ST EDITION.

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Bookseller Inventory #
1174POD-5114
Title
Chicago: City on the Make
Author
Algren, Nelson
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Double day & Company, NY
Date published
1951
Keywords
Chicago; History; Politics; Culture; Prose Poetry
Bookseller catalogs
US HISTORY; RARE & SCARCE;

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