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ISBN:1583227644
Author: David Mamet,Art Shay
ISBN13: 978-1583227640
Title: Chicago's Nelson Algren
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Language: English
Category: Photography and Video
Publisher: Seven Stories Press (June 5, 2007)
Pages: 208

Chicago's Nelson Algren by David Mamet,Art Shay



Chicago’s Nelson Algren photographs and text by Art Shay, with a foreword by David Mamet (Seven Stories Press) 978-1-58322-764-0. In 1950, The Nation Book Award presented its first awards, and The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren was the winner in the fiction category. The novel tells the story of a WWII vet with a heroin addiction who discovered a talent for dealing cards while in the service. Just before the award, Life magazine staff reporter Art Shay pitched a story and won an assignmen Chicago’s Nelson Algren photographs and text by Art Shay, with a foreword by David Mamet (Seven.

Start reading Chicago's Nelson Algren on your Kindle in under a minute. I first saw this book at a local bookstore and: The pages were stuck together. By "stuck together" I mean about ten or 12 pages weren't even cut.

About Chicago’s Nelson Algren. They met in 1949 when Art was a reporter for Life. Shay followed Algren around with a camera, gathering pictures for a photo-essay piece he was pitching to the magazine. Life didn’t pick up the article, but Shay and Algren became fast friends. Algren gave Shay’s camera entrance into the back-alley world of Division Street, and Shay captured Algren’s poetry on film. They were masters chronicling the same patch of ground with different tools

Chicago's Nelson Algren. Publisher's Description.

Art Shay gave us a face. Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson. Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart. Art’s work is so real it feels like a Madison Street guy tapping me on the forearm.

Chicago’s Nelson Algren is the compilation of hundreds of photos-many recently discovered and published here for the first time-of Nelson Algren over the course of a decade and a deeply moving homage to the writer and his city. Read Algren and you’ll see Shay’s pictures; look at Shay’s photos and you’ll hear Nelson’s words.

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My Florence is a photographic project by renowned Chicago Photojournalist Art Shay. For over six decades, Art Shay’s photographs have appeared in such periodicals as Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated. In Shay’s words, My Florence is the story in pictures of our 67 years of marriage. The photographs in this show are primarily candid and capture moments beginning with the first photograph Art took of Florence, his wife, the day they met in 1942 as 20-year-old camp counselors in the Catskills. This intimate exhibition centers around photographs of Florence and Art raising.

Gypsy Girl with Nelson Algren in background, Chicago, 1949. Gelatin silver print.

They met in 1949 when Art was a reporter for Life. Shay followed Algren around with a camera, gathering pictures for a photo-essay piece he was pitching to the magazine. Life didn’t pick up the article, but Shay and Algren became fast friends. Algren gave Shay’s camera entrance into the back-alley world of Division Street, and Shay captured Algren’s poetry on film. They were masters chronicling the same patch of ground with different tools.Chicago’s Nelson Algren is the compilation of hundreds of photos—many recently discovered and published here for the first time—of Nelson Algren over the course of a decade and a deeply moving homage to the writer and his city. Read Algren and you’ll see Shay’s pictures; look at Shay’s photos and you’ll hear Nelson’s words.
Reviews: 7
Twentyfirstfinger
Very good.
Winotterin
The only reason this book gets even two stars is because of Art Shay's amazing photos and the amazing subject in Nelson Algren himself.

I first saw this book at a local bookstore and: The pages were stuck together. By "stuck together" I mean about ten or 12 pages weren't even cut. And that was the only copy they had so I ordered it from Amazon...

...and the pages weren't cut. Impossible to read when you can't even open the page. You literally have to grab a pair of scissors and start cutting the pages yourself.

So we have one book in Chicago and the other was shipped from California. That's not just a coincidence.

Excellent photos though. If you're a fan of Algren you'll want it anyway... and if you can get it cheap enough: Why not?

I gave this another star after picking the book up again. There simply is no other book like this. Even in the very bad condition that each copy is published in, its worth your time and scissors.

These photos, and the stories Art tells with them, are priceless.
Brakree
My book arrived on time and in condition as stated......Nelson Algren was one of a kind......special and humane....a writer in the poor/victims corner for a change.....
Voodoolkree
This is a fantastic book. The winning combination of Art Shay's photography and capturing the Chicago that engendered Algren's great works is a combination not to be beaten.
Zuser
The photos in this book are priceless, and provide a fascinating glimpse into mid-20th-Century Chicago. Could not put it down.
Road.to sliver
Art Shay's latest work will certainly contribute to his status as an American Icon. Every time I look through the book I delight in finding something new. This book would make a great gift for Nelson Algren and Chicago fans alike.
Gugrel
With an artful eye master photojournalist Art Shay gives a treasured glimpse of American culture and Chicago history. Not just outstanding images, but Shay provides a wonderful read as well.