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Nelson Algren
(1901-1981) born on
Mar 28
US novelist. His realistic novel, "The Man with the Golden Arm," about drug addiction was made into a 1955 film with Frank Sinatra.
         
   
F
Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.

R
The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man.
A
The Impossible Generalized Man is the critic who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy --yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no. This is what makes him impossible.
N
I went out there [Hollywood] for a thousand a week, and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday. The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday.
K
The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: Preface to "Chicago: City on the Make," 1951.
A: "Notes from a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way," "Prefatory," 1966.
N: In "Writers at Work," First Series, ed. by Malcolm Cowley, 1958.
K: In "Interview in Writers at Work," ed. Malcolm Cowley, 1958.
   


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