Algren at Sea

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-06
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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Nelson Algren's Two Books of Travel Writing Describe His journeys through the seamier side of the international social and political landscape of the mid-1960s. Algren at Sea brings both books together in one volume on the centenary of Algren's birth.

Table of Contents

Who Lost an American?
Acknowledgmentsp. 10
New York: Rapietta Greensponge Girl Counselor, Comes to My Aidp. 11
Down with All Hands: The Cruise of the SS Meyer Davisp. 33
The Banjaxed Land: You Have Your People and I Have Minep. 45
The South of England: They Walked Like Cats that Circle and Come Backp. 61
Paris: They're Hiding the Ham on the Pinball King or Some Came Stumblingp. 77
Barcelona: The Bright Enormous Morningp. 101
Almeria: Show Me a Gypsy and I'll Show You a Nutp. 131
Seville: The Peseta with the Hole in the Middlep. 137
Crete: There's Lots of Crazy Stuff in the Oceanp. 153
Istanbul: When a Muslim Makes His Violin Cry, Head for the Doorp. 163
The Night-Colored Riderp. 181
If You Got the Bread You Walkp. 201
If I Can't Sell It I'll Keep Settin' On It; I Jest Won't Give it Away (Old Song)p. 211
The Irishman in the Grotto, the Man in the Iron Suit, And the Girl in Gravity-Z: The Playboy Magazine Story or Mr. Peepers as Don Juanp. 229
Epilogue: Tricks Out of Times Long Gonep. 267
Notes From a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way
Acknowledgmentsp. 271
Prefatoryp. 273
June 21, 1962: Two Hours Out of the Port of Seattlep. 279
June 22ndp. 281
June 27th: Lions, Lionesses, Deadbone Crunchersp. 285
June 29th: East China Sea: We Didn't Come to Gamblep. 295
July 1st: 472 Cho-Ryang-Dong: A Parlor Once Purple Now Faded to Rosep. 299
July 4th: East China Seap. 309
July 6th: South China Sea, Two Days from the Port of Hongkong. Dingding, Hinkletinkle, the Finkified Lasagna and the Man Too Timid to Damnp. 313
July 9th: Concannon Gets the Ship in Trouble or Assy-end Up on Ho-Phang Roadp. 319
July 13th: Indian Ocean: "I Can See You Have Been Wounded"p. 333
July 14th: Rafts of a Summer Nightp. 341
July 15th: Arabian Seap. 349
Port of Bombay
Into the Gala Dayp. 355
July 15th: Port of Bombay II. Kamathipurap. 369
July 17th: Port of Bombay III. Kalyani-of-the-Four-Hundredp. 377
July 22nd: Arabian Seap. 385
Night in the Gardens of Horn & Hardart
Hemingway and Lardnerp. 393
Hemingway Himselfp. 397
The Real Thing in Kitschp. 401
July 25th: Bay of Bengalp. 407
The Quais of Calcuttap. 415
Kanani Mansionsp. 431
Epilogue: Quais of Calcuttap. 461
About the Authorp. 463
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