(28 Mar 1909 - 9 May 1981)
American writer whose books include The Man With the Golden Arm (1949) and A Walk on the Wild Side (1956), both of which were turned into movies (1956 and 1962).
Science Quotes by Nelson Algren (1 quote)
Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
— Nelson Algren
In Chicago: A City on the Make (1951, 1983), 81.