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Book Club Sat Jun 17 2006

Vintage Nelson Algren Interview

In 1955 Nelson Algren was interviewed by Alston Anderson and Terry Southern for The Paris Review, and they asked him what has got to be the best interview question ever: "Did you ever feel that you should try heroin, in connection with writing a book about users?"


Find out the answer to that question and read Algren's other thoughts about The Man with the Golden Arm by visiting The Paris Review website to download the entire interview in .pdf format.

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