Nelson Algren on “the American writer” . . .

uh, before Amazon …

[Photo by Stephen Deutch, ca. 1962]

“The American writer as often as not is a middle-aged man with a wife and children, two or three books behind him, and eleven dollars in his pocket. He’s up against a conglomerate that deals in millions. He will take what they offer.” —– Nelson Algren, 1980

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