New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1973. First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. Used - Very Good. White linen cloth boards with red and blue lettering to spine; front board is creased/bent on lower right corner. Binding tight and square. Clean, unmarked. Light toning. 14 x 21.5 cm. 435 pp. / Good. Toned inside. Moderate wear especially to spine. B/W photo of author on back. Some tears, repaired with book tape. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #8148
The fiction and reportage included in The Last Carousel, one of the final collections published during Nelson Algren’s lifetime, was written on ships and in ports of call around the world, and includes accounts of brothels in Vietnam and Mexico, stories of the boxing ring, and reminiscences of Algren’s beloved Chicago White Sox, among other subjects. In this collection, not just Algren’s intensity but his diversity are revealed and celebrated.