quick thought on the man with the golden arm

ManWithTheGoldenArm

Finished reading through Algren’s The Man with the Golden Arm and I’ve enjoyed the story of self-destruction. I can see why this book is such a classic. Does feel a bit overwritten at times but Algren’s Chicago is a gritty and dirty place–very naturalistic. I most enjoyed the sweeping third person narration.

nelson algren documentary

ManWithTheGoldenArmHappen to be reading through The Man With the Golden Arm this summer. Now news of Algren documentary. I’m looking forward to it.