New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very good. White, cloth-covered boards are slightly discolored and lightly bumped at the bottom corner. Binding is tight and square. Text block is clean and bright. 435 pp. 14 x 21.5 x 4 cm. / Good. Some nicks and rubbing evident. Item #8157
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.