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A walk on the wild side

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New York : Noonday Press, 1998, c1956.
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xi, 346 pages ; 21 cm
With its depictions of the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers, and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of 1930s New Orleans, A Walk in the Wild Side has found a place in the imaginations of all generations since it first appeared. As Algren admitted, the book "wasn't written until long after it had been walked . . . I found my way to the streets on the other side of the Southern Pacific station, where the big jukes were singing something called 'Walking the Wild Side of Life.' I've stayed pretty much on that side of the curb ever since." Perhaps the author's own words describe this classic work best: "The book asks why lost people sometimes develop into greater human beings than those who have never been lost in their whole lives. Why men who have suffered at the hands of other men are the natural believers in humanity, while those whose part has been simply to acquire, to take all and give nothing, are the most contemptuous of mankind."
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1st Noonday pbk. ed.


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"First published in 1956 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux"--T.p. verso.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Algren, N. (19981956). A walk on the wild side. 1st Noonday pbk. ed. New York, Noonday Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981. 19981956. A Walk On the Wild Side. New York, Noonday Press.

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Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981, A Walk On the Wild Side. New York, Noonday Press, 19981956.

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Algren, Nelson. A Walk On the Wild Side. 1st Noonday pbk. ed. New York, Noonday Press, 19981956.

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