Novel RomAntics Literature of Chicago Series Episode 3: The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren

Douglas Cowie (Performer), Mark Blottner (Performer)

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In this episode, host Douglas Cowie and his guest, documentary filmmaker Mark Blottner, discuss The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren. Published in 1949, it tells the story of a war veteran's struggle with morphine addiction, and in so doing paints a portrait of a marginal neighborhood in Chicago and its people.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAmerikazentrum Hamburg
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2022


  • American Literature
  • Nelson Algren
  • Man with the Golden Arm
  • Chicago

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