Share

Algren A Life

New

In stock

Here's why you'll love OnBuy:

  • We're trusted - with over 75,000 Trustpilot reviews and an 'Excellent' rating
  • We verify all of our sellers - you can shop millions of products with confidence
  • Easy payments - all major credit cards accepted, as well as PayPal

See full product description & details

£25.82
Free Delivery
Price After Cashback £25.56 It pays to OnBuy it! You get instant Cashback on everything you buy As soon as you've earnt it, you can spend it! Use it on your next order, save it or withdraw it It's as simple as that! No codes, no catches and no cost to you Find out more
£0.26 instant Cashback on this item
Free Delivery
30 Day returns
1% Cashback
Add to Basket

In stock

See full product description & details

Delivery: Standard (Free): Fri 28th Jun - Wed 3rd Jul

Sold by: Rarewaves, there is 1 other seller

Add to Basket

Compare Similar Products to Algren A Life

Description & Details

Algren A Life Description

Chicago Writers Association Nonfiction Book of the Year (2017) Society of Midland Authors Literary Award in Biography (2017) A tireless champion of the downtrodden, Nelson Algren, one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th century, lived an outsider's life himself. He spent a month in prison as a young man for the theft of a typewriter; his involvement in Marxist groups earned him a lengthy FBI dossier; and he spent much of his life palling around with the sorts of drug addicts, prostitutes, and poor laborers who inspired and populated his novels and short stories. Most today know Algren as the radical, womanizing writer of The Man with the Golden Arm , which won the first National Book Award, in 1950, but award-winning reporter Mary Wisniewski offers a deeper portrait. Starting with his childhood in the City of Big Shoulders, Algren sheds new light on the writer's most momentous periods, from his on-again-off-again work for the WPA to his stint as an uninspired soldier in World War II to his long-distance affair with his most famous lover, Simone de Beauvoir, to the sense of community and acceptance Algren found in the artist colony of Sag Harbor before his death in 1981. Wisniewski interviewed dozens of Algren's closest friends and inner circle, including photographer Art Shay and author and historian Studs Terkel, and tracked down much of his unpublished writing and correspondence. She unearths new details about the writer's life, work, personality, and habits and reveals a funny, sensitive, and romantic but sometimes exasperating, insecure, and self-destructive artist. biography The first new biography of Algren in over 25 years, this fresh look at the man whose unique style and compassionate message enchanted readers and fellow writers and whose boyish charm seduced many women is indispensable to anyone interested in 20-century American literature and history.

Details

OPC P8HP88G
Codes 1613735324 (ISBN-10)
9781613735329 (ISBN)

Compare Similar Products to Algren A Life

Compare Sellers for Algren A Life

  • New from £25.82
Seller Ratings Warranty Returns Price Delivery Total Quantity
Dispatched from:
(2.7k reviews)
-
30 Days
Free Returns: No
£25.82
Free Delivery
Est. Delivery: 28th Jun - 3rd Jul
£25.82
Add To Basket
Dispatched from:
(1.5k reviews)
-
30 Days
Free Returns: No
£23.96
+£3.00 Delivery
Est. Delivery: 8th-26th Jul
£26.96
Add To Basket
Delivery Address

Sign in to view all of your delivery addresses

OR

Enter your delivery address

×

Wait! You've left
something behind...

You'll only get instant Cashback at OnBuy! Enter your email below and we'll send you a copy of your basket to save you time later.

No thanks, I'm alright for now

By entering your email address, you'll automatically be added to our database, where you can enjoy personalised Cashback offers and early access to our best deals. You can opt out of our emails at any time and we'll never share your details with anyone. Check our Privacy Policy and T&Cs to find out more.

×

Before you go...
Remember, you'll only get instant Cashback on everything at OnBuy!

Want access to personalised offers and the highest Cashback rates? Sign up to our emails below.

No thanks, I'm alright for now

You can opt out of our emails at any time and we'll never share your details with anyone. Check our Privacy Policy and T&Cs to find out more.

This page has expired.

Please refresh the page to continue shopping.

Refresh and continue