Editorial Reviews. Review. “The intensity of his feeling, the accuracy of his thought, make me wonder if any other writer of our time has shown us more exactly. A Walk on the Wild Side, novel by Nelson Algren, published in The book is a reworking of his earlier novel Somebody in Boots (). Dove Linkhorn. /5 When Lou Reed referenced Nelson Algren’s novel, A Walk on the Wild Side, he borrowed more than the title. Like Algren, Reed.

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With its depictions of the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers, and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of s New Orleans, A Walk in the Wild Side has found a place in the imaginations of all generations since it first appeared.


As Algren admitted, the book “wasn’t written until long after it had been walked.

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I found my way to the streets on the other side of the Southern Pacific station, where the big jukes were singing something called ‘Walking the Wild Side of Life. Perhaps the author’s own words describe this classic work best: Why men who have suffered at the hands of other men are the natural believers in humanity, while those whose part has been simply to acquire, to take all and give nothing, are the most contemptuous of mankind.

Nelson Algren’s own words describe this book best. The book asks why lost people sometimes develop into greater human beings than those who have sdie been lost in their whole lives. Why men who have Algren’s gritty compassion is as exciting — or taedious, according to one’s lights — as Algren’s own life- history. Even as a young man I found that a little of his fiction went a long way, and I don’t honestly feel much more positive now.


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A classic case of suum cuique. Nelson Algrennow considered one of America’s finest novelists, was born in Detroit inand lived most of his life in Chicago.

His jobs included migrant worker, journalist, and medical worker. Algren died in Account Options Sign in. As Algren admitted, the book “wasn’t written until My wi,d Help Advanced Book Search.

A Walk on the Wild Side: MacmillanJun 24, – Fiction – pages. Selected pages Title Wils. References to this book Transformer: Studien zum jugendlichen Helden im modernen A walk on the wild side Nelson Algren Snippet view – A Novel Classic reprint series.