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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.
Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.

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.
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.
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.
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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