"The classic modern novel of drug addiction on which the sensational Frank Sinatra film was based"
ACE BOOKS H414
FIRST ACE BOOKS EDITION 1961
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY NEVILLE ARMSTRONG 1959
the Man with the Golden Arm
Carl Sandburg says of Nelson Algren
"Great qualities of insight into people, a heart of pity, a gift of cadence and song, and often when you near heartbreak he throws in comic relief. The interwoven police, politicians, gamblers and thieves, fixers and hustlers, the jargons of the night-clubs and prisons, these are here in The Man with the Golden Arm. Algren makes his living grotesques so terribly human that their faces, voices, shames, follies and deaths, can linger in your mind with a strange midnight dignity. I join with Ernest Hemingway in hoping that Algren lives on, holds to his standards, and writes a long shelf of books."