Walk on the Wild Side

Finalist, National Book Awards 1957 for Fiction

cover of A Walk on the Wild Side by Nelson Algren
ISBN 9780313202940
Farrar, Straus and Cudahy
Nelson Algren author photo
Nelson Algren

One of the most neglected of American writers and also one of the best-loved, Nelson Algren (1909–1981) once wrote that “literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.” More about this author >

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