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Nelson Algren - Galena Guide

Nelson Algren - Galena Guide

MetropolitanArtsPress 15/09/2014 4
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 18.0px Times} In 1935-1936, the prominent Chicago writer Nelson Algren (1909 – 1981) came to Galena, Illinois to write Galena Guide under the Federal Writer’s Project (Illinois), the U.S. Government’s program that employed out-of-work artists and writers during the Great Depression. In the cultural and literary world, Nelson Algren is a Chicago icon synonymous to Ernest Hemingway and Carl Sardburg. The Federal Writer’s Project (FWP) was one of a group of New Deal arts programs known collectively as Federal Project Number One th...
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