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Nelson Algren

Nelson AlgrenAKA Nelson Ahlgren Abraham

Born: 28-Mar-1909
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 9-May-1981
Location of death: Sag Harbor, NY
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Oakland Cemetery, Sag Harbor, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Man with the Golden Arm

Military service: US Army (medical corps, WWII)

Father: Gerson Abraham (machinist, Swedish heritage, converted to Judaism)
Girlfriend: Simone de Beauvoir (author, b. 1908, d. 1986, affair 17 years, buried with his ring on)

    University: University of Illinois

    League of American Writers
    National Book Award for Fiction 1950 for The Man with the Golden Arm
    Swedish Ancestry Paternal

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Fearless Frank (1967) · Needles
    Goldstein (7-May-1965) · Himself

Author of books:
Somebody in Boots (1935, novel)
Never Come Morning (1942, novel)
The Neon Wilderness (1947, short stories)
The Man with the Golden Arm (1949, novel)
Chicago, City on the Make (1951, poetry)
A Walk on the Wild Side (1956, novel)
Who Lost an American? (1963, essays)
Notes from a Sea Diary (1965, essays)
The Devil's Stocking (1983, novel, posthumous, written 1970's)
The Texas Stories of Nelson Algren (1994, short stories, posthumous)


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