Saturday, October 18, 2014

The top forty Chicago novels

For Chicago Magazine Geoffrey Johnson rounded up the top forty Chicago novels, including:
The Man with the Golden Arm
Nelson Algren (1949)

A wounded vet and backsliding junkie, the card-dealing Frankie Machine inhabits Chicago’s seamy underside in this winner of the first National Book Award.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The author Pete Anderson applied the Page 69 Test to The Man with the Golden Arm.

There is a strong case for Nelson Algren as The Great Illinois Novelist.

--Marshal Zeringue