Never a Lovely So Real, Colin Asher’s “passionately partisan” reassessment of the life and work of Nelson Algren, is called “wonderfully readable” in The New Yorker. Asher recalls the greatness of this undervalued Chicago novelist, who gave voice to the voiceless and the marginal, in unforgettably vivid and gritty prose. Hear Algren’s stirring reading from his 1949 masterpiece, The Man With the Golden Arm (National Book Award winner), on Calliope Author Readings Vol. 2.
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