Title: The Man With the Golden Arm
Publisher: doubleday and Company, Garden City, New York
Publication Date: 1949
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Nelson Algren's story( probably from experience) with the junkie world. is fine + in VG jacket repaired on verso with tiny chips to spine ends and extremities. Jacket a bit soiled now protected in mylar. Jacket is unclipped ($3.00) A great copy of a historic book. Nelson Algren is the eloquent and compassionate voice fro the meek and the lowly, the lost and the domed of this earth, unchained by poverty, frustration and despair. The Man With the Golden Arm is considered to be Algren's finest novel. It tells of Frankie Machine, the dealer at Schwiefla's gambling joint, the man with the golden arm, the man who dealt cards as if he could talk to them and they could understand, Frankie was tough, but not tough enough to throw the 35 pound monkey that rode his back which was his way of saying that he couldn't stay too long away from the dope needle. This is the poetry of language that makes tolerable the incredible material of lost and betrayed human beings: here is an unforgettable story. Bookseller Inventory # 000173
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