Algren at Sea

Notes from a Sea Diary & Who Lost an American? Travel Writings
Author(s): Nelson Algren
Original Publish Date: Jan 04, 2011
Product Number: EB00175300
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781583229378
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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Nelson Algren's two travel writing books describe his journeys through the seamier sides of great American cities and the international social and political landscapes of the mid-1960s. Algren at Sea brings them together in one volume. Notes from a Sea Diary offers one of the most remarkable appraisals of Ernest Hemingway ever written. Aboard the freighter Malayasia Mail, Algren ponders his personal encounter with Hemingway in Cuba and the values inherent in Hemingway's stories as he visits the ports of Pusan, Kowloon, Bombay, and Calcutta. Who Lost an American? is a whirlwind spin through Paris and Playboy clubs, New York publishing and Dublin pubs, Crete and Chicago, as Algren adventures with Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Brendan Behan, and Juliette GrEco.

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