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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Seven Stories Pr
Publication date January 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781888363180
ISBN-10 1888363185
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own heart into wafer-thin slices. For Frankie, a murder committed may be the least of his problems.
The literary critic Malcolm Cowley called The Man with the Golden Arm "Algren's defense of the individual," while Carl Sandburg wrote of its "strange midnight dignity." A literary tour de force, here is a novel unlike any other, one in which drug addiction, poverty, and human failure somehow suggest a defense of human dignity and a reason for hope.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781583220078
 
With Daniel Simon (other contributor), William J. Savage (other contributor) | 50 anv edition from Seven Stories Pr (November 1, 1999); titled "The Man With the Golden Arm"
9781583220078 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Critical essays accompany the story of gambler Frankie Machine as he struggles to stay alive amid the corruption and drug addiction of Chicago's slums and underworld.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780941423380 Book cover for 9780944142332 Book cover for 9781583220085 Book cover for 9781888363180
 
50 anv edition from Seven Stories Pr (November 1, 1999); titled "The Man With the Golden Arm"
9781583220085 | details & prices | 454 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Critical essays accompany the story of gambler Frankie Machine as he struggles to stay alive amid the corruption and drug addiction of Chicago's slums and underworld.
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Seven Stories Pr (January 1, 1997); titled "The Man With the Golden Arm"
9781888363180 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $14.95
About: A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own heart into wafer-thin slices.
from Four Walls Eight Windows (April 1, 1990)
9780941423380 | details & prices | List price $10.95
About: Hero Francis Majcinek, called Frankie Machine, returns to Chicago from World War II with a Purple Heart and an addiction to morphine, which he relies on to overcome the pain of a war injury and to numb the guilt he feels for a drunken spree that put his wife, Sophie, in a wheelchair.
from Four Walls Eight Windows (April 1, 1990)
9780944142332 | details & prices | List price $10.95
About: In the Mithila region of north Bihar there is an old tradition of painting the walls of the nuptial chamber.
Reissue edition from Viking Pr (April 1, 1984); titled "The Man With the Golden Arm"
9780140045239 | details & prices | 365 pages | List price $5.95
About: Gambler Frankie Machine struggles to stay alive amid the corruption and drug addiction of Chicago's slums and underworld

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