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America Eats (Iowa Szathmary Culinary Arts)
Title:America Eats (Iowa Szathmary Culinary Arts)
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The Devil s Stocking is the story of Ruby Calhoun a boxer accused of murder in a shadowy world of low purse fighters cops con artists and bar girls Chronicling a battle for truth and human dignity which gives way to a larger story of life and death decisions literary grandmaster Nelson Algren s last novel is a fitting capstone to a long and brilliant career, b Algren at the top of his form b The New York Times br br i What an exhilarating experience to read Nelson Algren s new collection of stories i The Chicago Sun Times br br i It s about time When we ve got a living American writer as surefooted and as fast off the mark as Nelson Algren it s almost criminal not to have something of his in hard covers at least once a year to heft and roar at and revel in What we have here in this big fat volume is a cockeyed chrestomathy of Algren pieces with his hallmark stamped on every link i The New York Times Book Review br br i The range of the book is satisfying rich will titillate even the most fastidious dilettante or culture vulture also contains pieces that will make you laugh your head off Once you begin reading it you will not be able to put it aside i The Chicago Tribune br br i Essential Algren i The Washington Post br br i Very good fast funny and tough Algren where have you been hiding i The San Fransisco Chronicle br br Here again is Algren s rich output from the s and s tough streetwise stories and travelogues from around the world accounts of brothels in Vietnam and Mexico stories of the boxing ring and reminiscences of his beloved Chicago White Sox among other subjects br br Cover Photograph Arthur Shay, Frankie Machine reckons he s a tough guy in the Chicago underworld dealing cards in a backstreet gambling den and hustling two bit scams to pay for a heroin addiction he wants to kick but can t He convinces himself that playing the tubs is the only way out of he poverty and addiction that is consuming him br Around him revolve the lives of Sophie his crippled nagging wife Molly the saloon bar stripper who loves him and tries to keep him free from the cops and his drug habit Nifty Louie Frankie s neighbourhood dealer and Sparrow the punk unreformable petty theif and Frankie s closest friend br With consummate skill Algren lays bare the tragedy and humour of Frankie s world the people on both sides of the law who are trapped in poverty frustration and despair Algren s sympathetic portrait of people living in the Chicago slums is one of the classics of modern literature and was the first ever winner of the National Book Award, With its depiction of the downtrodden prostitutes bootleggers and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of s New Orleans i A Walk on the Wild Side i found a place in the imagination of all the generations that have followed since As Algren admitted it i wasn t written until long after it had been walked I found my way to the streets on the other side of the Southern Pacific station where the big jukes were singing something called Walking the Wild Side of Life I ve stayed pretty much on that side of the curb ever since i br br Perhaps his own words describe the book best i The book asks why lost people sometimes develop into greater human beings than those who have never been lost in their whole lives Why men who have suffered at the hands of other men are the natural believers in humanity while those whose part has been simply to acquire to take all and give nothing are the most contemptuous of mankind br br Cover Photograph Jason Fulford i