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Author Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981.

Title Nelson Algren reading from the man with the golden arm: from Great American authors read from their works, volume 2 [Hoopla electronic resource] / Nelson Algren.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Calliope Author Readings : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (17 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Nelson Algren.
Summary Author Nelson Algren reads from his award-winning novel, The Man with the Golden Arm. The passage tells of Frankie Machine's wife, Sophie, who confined to a wheelchair since a drunk-driving accident caused by Frankie. The narration implies that Sophie's paralysis is psychological in origin, and is unconsciously used to keep Frankie with her. Frankie is in hiding, being sought by the police for murder. Sophie waits anxiously for his return, recalling their early love, and drifting in and out of fantasies that foreshadow the breakdown and mental institution that await her. Algren planned the reading meticulously, arranging various sections from the novel to form a coherent whole.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject City and town life -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Morphine abuse -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Criminals -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Gamblers -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.
Inner cities -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Poor -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social life and customs -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Algren, Nelson.
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Added Title Man with the golden arm
ISBN 9781483019413 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1483019411 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11081576
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