Chicago: City on the Make 50th Anniversary Edition, Newly Annotated by Nelson Algren

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ISBN 100226013855
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Upon its original publication inAlgren’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 /5(25). But CITY ON THE MAKE, written shortly after Algren received the National Book Award for THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM, took the romanticization of Chicago's street smart sharpsters and corrupt politicians to heights achieved by no one else.

CITY ON THE MAKE is /5. Chicago: City on the Make is more than just a book it is an experience, a way of doing things that only top-flight, internationally famous authors have the stones to write anymore. My experience of the book is old, in fact, so old, so that I remember only a few words from a few lines clearly and I am left with two major impressions in s:   The prose poem, "Chicago: City on the Make," filled with language that swings and jabs and stuns, lives up to those words.

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Nelson Algren | Chicago: City on the Make | Doubleday | | 88 Pages Nelson Algren’s Chicago: City on the Make could be called a prose poem, a personal essay, a jeremiad or outsider history. It’s really a combination of all these things. Like Chicago itself, this short, powerful book is a sport, a “mottled offshoot, with trailers only in swamp and shadow.”.

Chicago on the Make traces the evolution of the city’s politics, culture, and economy as it grew from an unruly tangle of rail yards, slaughterhouses, factories, tenement houses, and fiercely defended ethnic neighborhoods into a truly global urban center. "Effectively details the long history of racial conflict and abuse that has led to Chicago becoming one of America's most segregated cities A wealth of.

Upon its original publication inAlgren’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.

Chicago: City on the Make () is a book-length essay by American writer Nelson Algren. In this "prose poem" or "lyrical essay", Algren satirizes years of Chicago history as a tangle of hustlers, gangsters, and corrupt politicians, but ultimately declares his love for the city. It remains one of Chicago's most popular local books.

Chicago: City on the Make by Nelson Algren ratings, average rating, reviews Chicago Quotes Showing of 9 “Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.”. Chicago: City on the Make (60th Anniversary Edition) by Nelson Algren, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®.

“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. Our Stores Are OpenBook AnnexMembershipEducatorsGift CardsStores & : The premise is, the city's been on the make since the first fur-trader hornswaggled the first Pottawattomi Indian and the acceleration of such innate corruption is what shaped the great city.

The work is a mile-a-minute dishing out of historical references, allegations and celebrations. Click here to see the rest of this review. A thoughtful summarization of Terkel's Chicago As a long-time Studs reader and late-life pal, it never occurred to me to ask him to SIGN anything for me.

I did get one of his later 1st editions personalized but this particular book in my opinion is on par with Algren's "City on the Make" in its honest description and ability to capture Chicago. The top 10 books about Chicago From Saul Bellow to Philip Roth, novelist Andrew Rosenheim salutes the writers who have captured the beauty, Chicago: City on the Make.

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Nelson Algren () won the National Book Award in for "The Man with the Golden Arm." His works include "Walk on the Wild Side," "The Neon Wilderness," and "Chicago: City on the Make," the last published by the University of Chicago Press.

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His works include A Walk on the Wild Side, The Neon Wilderness, and Chicago: City on the Make, the last published by the University of Chicago Press.

David Schmittgens teaches English at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. Chicago, City on the Make [in first printing Dust Jacket] by Algren, Nelson Seller About Books Published Condition Very Good condition Edition No edition statement (but see below).

Nelson Algren's "Chicago: A City on the Make" upset civic boosters for pointing out the city's corruption and conformity. But Algren's "prose poem" is a heart-broken love letter to Chicago, as ardent as James Joyce's passion for Dublin.

First published in in Holiday magazine's special issue on Chicago, Algren's piece stood out for its honesty among a laudatory chorus. Find new and on-order books. Explore staff picks, reading recommendations, award winners, bestsellers and books by genre. Nelson Algren () won the National Book Award in for The Man with the Golden Arm.

His works include A Walk on the Wild Side, The Neon Wilderness, and Chicago: City on the Make, the last published by the University of Chicago Press. David Schmittgens teaches English at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. Chicago: City on the Make 50th Anniversary Edition, Newly Annotated by Nelson Algren ISBN ISBN Paperback; U.s.a.: University Of Chicago Press, Septem ; ISBN   Greatest Chicago Book / Books / Arts The Warmth of Other Suns vs.

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At that time it was a prose poem about my hometown; nothing more. It was received unfavorably, locally, and I was disappointed when the editor who had solicited it took fright The book went under the counters Under the counters, yet not lost. There is perhaps no work of Algren’s that generated more vitriol, and with good reason, than his anti-booster prose poem Chicago: City on the Make, first published in Algren describes Chicago as a “hustler’s city” from the very start, outlining over the next hundred or so pages every crooked deal the city made with everyone from.

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Chicago: City on the Make dictionary University of Chicago Press releases a new edition of Chicago: City on the Make. For the. An excerpt from Chicago: City on the Make, a 12, word lyrical essay by Nelson Algren originally published in Chicago.

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