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Nelson Algren

Datum narození: 28. březen 1909
Datum úmrtí: 9. květen 1981

Nelson Algren byl americký romanopisec, povídkář.



„Psaní dává lidskému životu určitou důstojnost. I kdyby to nikdy nikdo nečetl, aspoň něco děláte. Pracujete na té nejdůležitější věci... Rozhodně je to lepší než psát reklamní texty. Neutloukáte se aspoň v plytkostech. A máte šanci pohovořit si s těmi, kteří se dosud nenarodili.“

„Když zpíváte bez rizika, hrajete bez rizika, malujete bez rizika, píšete bez rizika – tak se vám z toho malování, psaní a zpívání vypaří život. Jediná opravdu odporná věc na světě je umřít před smrtí.“


„Nikdy nehrajte karty s niekým, koho volajú 'Doktor'. Nikdy nejedzte v reštaurácii s názvom 'U mamy'. Nikdy nespite so ženou, ktorá má väčšie problémy ako vy.“ A Walk on the Wild Side

„Never sleep with someone whose troubles are worse than your own.“ A Walk on the Wild Side

„Yet once you've come to be 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.“ Chicago: City on the Make

„Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.“ Chicago: City on the Make

„Any writer who knows what he's doing isn't doing very much.“

„You don't write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich. A certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative writing as it is to armed robbery.“ Nonconformity


„Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.“ A Walk on the Wild Side

„... Chicago divided your heart. Leaving you loving the joint for keeps. Yet knowing it never can love you.“ Chicago: City on the Make

„... he said, with sort of a little derisive smile, "How can you walk down the street with all this stuff going on inside you?" I said, "I don't know how you can walk down the street with nothing going on inside you.“

„... a city that was to live by night after the wilderness had passed. A city that was to forge out of steel and blood-red neon its own peculiar wilderness.“ Chicago: City on the Make


„And money can't buy everything. For example: poverty.“ A Walk on the Wild Side

„A book, a true book, is the writer's confessional. For, whether he would have it so or not, he is betrayed, directly or indirectly, by his characters, into presenting publicly his innermost feelings.“ Entrapment and Other Writings

„The great trains howling from track to track all night. The taut and telegraphic murmur of ten thousand city wires, drawn most cruelly against a city sky. The rush of city waters, beneath the city streets. The passionate passing of the night's last El.“ Never Come Morning

„It's the place built out of Man's ceaseless failure to overcome himself. Out of Man's endless war against himself we build our successes as well as our failures. Making it the city of all cities most like Man himself— loneliest creation of all this very old poor earth.“ Chicago: City on the Make

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