Chicagos Nelson Algren



Chicagos Nelson Algren They met in 1949 when Art was a reporter for Life Shay followed Algren around with a camera, gathering pictures for a photo essay piece he was pitching to the magazine Life didn t pick up the article, but Shay and Algren became fast friends Algren gave Shay s camera entrance into the back alley world of Division Street, and Shay captured Algren s poetry on film They were masters chronicling the same patch of ground with different tools.Chicago s Nelson Algren is the compilation of hundreds of photos many recently discovered and published here for the first time of Nelson Algren over the course of a decade and a deeply moving homage to the writer and his city Read Algren and you ll see Shay s pictures look at Shay s photos and you ll hear Nelson s words. Read Chicagos Nelson Algren author Art Shay – millionapartments.us

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Chicagos Nelson Algren
  • Art Shay
  • English
  • 24 October 2018
  • 1583227644

10 thoughts on “Chicagos Nelson Algren

  1. David Schaafsma says:

    I read this first a couple years ago, October 2014 , though I was aware as a midwesterner of many of these pics always they were in galleries, newspapers, and so on I have it home again to look at as I plan to read some Algren this summer And I am trying to read everything I can get my hands on by Algren s decades long buddy and photojournalist Shay, too Sets the tone a bit for the reading AND they are classic urban Chicago photographs I live in Chicago I m a person of a certain age who g I read this first a couple years ago, October 2014 , though I was aware as a midwesterner of many of these pics always they were in galleries, newspapers, and so on I have it home again to look...

  2. Rich F says:

    Being that Damen and Division was my adult reintroduction to Chicago, it was interesting to see how much things have changed and in some ways, have not changed since Algren s years in pictures As a fan of Algren s work, this was an inte...

  3. Conrad Wesselhoeft says:

    Few novelists have captured the gritty essence of Chicago better than Nelson Algren 1909 1981 , author of The Man with the Golden Arm and A Walk on the Wild Side And no photographer has captured Algren s love affair with the dispossessed of that city better than Art Shay, one of America s leading photojournalists who is still going strong in his tenth decade.Here is Algren, in the 1950s and 60s, wandering a city of winos, beggars, addicts, hookers, pawnbrokers, hucksters, and gamblers, an Few novelists have captured the gritty essence of Chicago better than Nelson Algren 1909 1981 , author of The Man with the Golden Arm and A Walk on the Wild Side And no photographer has captured Algren s love affair with the dispossessed of...

  4. Heather Shaw says:

    Chicago s Nelson Algrenphotographs and text by Art Shay, with a foreword by David Mamet Seven Stories Press 978 1 58322 764 0In 1950, The Nation Book Award presented its first awards, and The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren was the winner in the fiction category The novel tells the story of a WWII vet with a heroin addiction who discovered a talent for dealing cards while in the service Just before the award, Life magazine staff reporter Art Shay pitched a story and won an assignmen Chicago s Nelson Algrenphotographs and text by Art Shay, with a foreword by David Mamet Seven Stories Press 978 1 58322 764 0In 1950, The Nation Book Award presented its first awards, and The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren was the winner in the fiction category The novel tells the story of a WWII vet with a heroin addiction who discovered a talent for dealing cards while ...

  5. Conrad Wesselhoeft says:

    Few novelists have captured the gritty essence of Chicago better than Nelson Algren 1909 1981 , author of The Man with the Golden Arm and A Walk on the Wild Side And no photographer has captured Algren s love affair with the dispossessed of that city better than Art Shay, one of America s leading photojournalists who is still going strong in his tenth decade.Here is Algren, in the 1950s and 60s, wandering a city of winos, beggars, addicts, hookers, pawnbrokers, hucksters, and gamblers, an Few novelists have captured the gritty essence of Chicago better than Nelson Algren 1909 1981 , author of The Man with the Golden Arm and A Walk on the Wild Side And no photographer has captured Algren s love affair with the dispossessed of that city better than Art Shay, one of America s leading photojournalists who is still going strong in his tenth decade.Here is Algren, in the 1950s and 60s, wandering a city of winos, beggars, addicts, hookers, pawnbrokers, hucksters, and gamblers, and yet everywhere finding dignity, humor, honor, and tenderness We see the all night cafes near Division Street, the boxing clubs of Wabash Avenue, the on the make and on the take characters of the demimonde.Long ago, as a kid wandering the ...

  6. Ginger says:

    David Mamet writes a short but commanding Foreward in this edition where he describes Art Shay s photos as having the Chicago accent Mamet describes Chicago as a city where after decades away, he finds himself saying dese, dem and dosetapping the other fellow on the forearm to make my point Mamet closes by saying Art s work feels like that guy, tapping me on the forearm That statement really lit me up inside and I have to say I agree Shay s photos feel like Chicago, in a very pe David Mamet writes a short but commanding Foreward in this edition where he describes Art Shay s photos as having the Chicago accent Mamet describes Chicago as a city where after decades away, he finds himself saying dese, dem and dosetapping the other fellow on the forearm to make my point Mamet closes by saying Art s work feels like that guy, tapping me on the forearm That statement really lit me up inside and I have to say I agree Shay s photos feel like Chicag...

  7. Adam says:

    Shay s photography is, natch, beautiful, but he really does himself and Algren great service by sticking to the Chicago s Nelson Algren conceit Shay is no slouch as a writer, either, and he does a great job of showing how the city shaped Algren s sensibilities The opening preface is a great and tender recollection of a friend, and never slips into elegy or sentimentality Nor, indeed do the photosA must read for anyone who wants to see a picture of Marcel Marceau being thrown out of the Art Shay s photography is, natch, beautiful, but he really does himself and Algren great service by sticking to the Chicago s Nelson Algren conceit Shay is no slouch as a writer, either, and he does a great job of showing how the city shaped Algren s sensibilities The opening preface is a great and tender recollection of a friend, and never slips into elegy or sentimentality Nor, ...

  8. Paul says:

    I m behind the curve when it comes to reading Algren s books, but theI learn of him theenad I ve become I m a sucker for all things gritty and Chicago, so viewing Shay s remarkable photos capturing the time and place of Algren captivated me Devoured the entire book in one sitting granted, i...

  9. Lish says:

    Very interesting photos and essay of Nelson Algren by Art Shay What else can I say

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