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October Cities

The Redevelopment of Urban Literature

October Cities( )
Author: Rotella, Carlo
ISBN:978-0-520-92010-1
Publication Date:Sep 2023
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $49.95USD $128.00
Book Description:

Returning to his native Chicago after World War II, Nelson Algren found a city transformed. The flourishing industry, culture, and literature that had placed prewar Chicago at center stage in American life were entering a time of crisis. The middle class and economic opportunity were leaving the inner city, and Black Southerners arriving in Chicago found themselves increasingly estranged from the nation's economic and cultural resources. For Algren, Chicago was becoming "an October...
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