Nelson Algren Reading from The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren audiobook

Nelson Algren Reading from The Man with the Golden Arm: From Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2

By Nelson Algren
Read by Nelson Algren

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The Great American Authors Read from Their Works Series

0.29 Hours Unabridged
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Author Nelson Algren reads from his award-winning novel, The Man with the Golden Arm. The passage tells of Frankie Machine's wife, Sophie, who confined to a wheelchair since a drunk-driving accident caused by Frankie. The narration implies that Sophie's paralysis is psychological in origin, and is unconsciously used to keep Frankie with her. Frankie is in hiding, being sought by the police for murder. Sophie waits anxiously for his return, recalling their early love, and drifting in and out of fantasies that foreshadow the breakdown and mental institution that await her. Algren planned the reading meticulously, arranging various sections from the novel to form a coherent whole.

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Summary

Summary

Author Nelson Algren reads from his award-winning novel, The Man with the Golden Arm. The passage tells of Frankie Machine's wife, Sophie, who confined to a wheelchair since a drunk-driving accident caused by Frankie. The narration implies that Sophie's paralysis is psychological in origin, and is unconsciously used to keep Frankie with her. Frankie is in hiding, being sought by the police for murder. Sophie waits anxiously for his return, recalling their early love, and drifting in and out of fantasies that foreshadow the breakdown and mental institution that await her.

Algren planned the reading meticulously, arranging various sections from the novel to form a coherent whole.

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Editorial Reviews

“This is a man writing and you should not read it if you cannot take a punch…Mr. Algren can hit with both hands and move around, and he will kill you if you are not awfully careful…Mr. Algren, boy, you are good.” Ernest Hemingway
“A true novelist’s triumph.” Time

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Author Bio: Nelson Algren

Author Bio: Nelson Algren

Nelson Algren (1909–1981), now considered one of America’s finest novelists, was born in Detroit and lived most of his life in Chicago. His jobs included migrant worker, journalist, and medical worker. He is the author of five novels, including The Man with the Golden Arm, which was the winner of the first National Book Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English