Item #020769 A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE. Nelson ALGREN.


New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, (1956). First Edition. Hardcover. A superb Association Copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author filling the front endpaper to noted bookman and journalist Van Allen Bradley: "For Van,/Whose thoughtful/criticism has afforded/me real footing,/from a little book/about Chicago to/the present, and/in hope any books/I'm lucky enough to/do in the future will/deserve that same/consideration./Sincerely,/Nelson/Algren/May 21 56." Algren met Bradley when he interviewed Algren for a profile for the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS in 1952. Bradley had previously praised Algren's CHICAGO: CITY ON THE MAKE as a work of genius, which Algren references in his inscription. A film was made of this book in 1962 starring Jane Fonda with a script by John Fante. Minor bump at heel of spine. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Item #020769

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