Chicago: City on the Make: Sixtieth Anniversary Edition

"Once you've become a part of this particular patch, you'll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real."


October 15, 2011
University of Chicago Press
The Man with the Golden Arm (50th Anniversary Edition): 50th Anniversary Critical Editi
The Man with the Golden Arm is Nelson Algren's most powerful and enduring work. On the 50th anniversary of its publication in November 1949, for which Algren was honored with the first National Book...
November 9, 1999
Seven Stories Press
464 Pages
Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren

For a time, Nelson Algren was America's most famous author, lauded by the likes of Richard Wright and Ernest Hemingway. But at the height of his career, he abandoned fiction and fell into...

April 28, 2020
W. W. Norton & Company
560 Pages
Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series

First published in 1963, Eliot Asinof's Eight Men Out has become a timeless classic of a scandalous world series.

The headlines proclaimed the 1919 fix of the World...

May 1, 2000
Holt McDougal
The Middlesteins

The Middlesteins

Attenberg, Jami
For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, for one reason, it seems: Edie's...
June 4, 2013
Grand Central Publishing
It All Adds Up: From the Dim Past to the Uncertain Future
Saul Bellow's fiction, honored by a Nobel Prize and a Pulitzer, among other awards, has made him a literary giant. Now, in his first nonfiction collection, Bellow's learned and original mind shines...
June 1, 1995
Penguin Books
352 Pages
The Adventures of Augie March

The Adventures of Augie March

Bellow, Saul ; Amis, Martin

Much of The Adventures of Augie March takes place during the Great Depression, but far from being a chronicle of deprivation, the first of Saul Bellow's string of masterpieces testifies to...

August 4, 2015
Everyman's Library
Humboldts Gift

Humboldts Gift

Bellow, Saul ; Eugenides, Jeff
"I think it A Work of genius, I think it The Work of a Genius, I think it brilliant, splendid, etc. If there is literature (and this proves there is) this is where it's at." -John Cheever


October 28, 2008
Penguin Group
512 Pages
Mother Chicago: Truant Dreams and Specters Over the Gilded Age
Chicago history as told by the relics of her forgotten people and places. The observed made real to exorcise the hauntings of do-gooders and social engineers.
Chicago was a city of...
October 5, 2021
Feral House
Late City

Late City

Butler, Robert Olen

A 115-year-old man lies on his deathbed as the 2016 election results arrive, and revisits his life in this moving story of love, fatherhood, and the American century from Pulitzer Prize...

September 6, 2022
Grove Press

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