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A Walk on the Wild Side

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  1. "A Walk on the Wild Side" is a 1956 novel by Nelson Algren, most often quoted as the source for Algren's "three rules of life": "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.
    • language: English Language
    • released in (59 years ago)
    • award: - National Book Award for Fiction nomination for Nelson Algren
  2. "A Walk on the Wild Side" is a book by Robert Westall.
    • also known as "A Walk on the Wild Side (Contents)"
    • genre: Fiction
  3. "A walk on the wild side" is a book by Harvey Tyson.
    • also known as "A walk on the wild side: tales of adventure and misadventure"

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Google previewThe Man with the Golden Arm (1999)

by Nelson Algren

A Walk on the Wild Side is a far more self-conscious, purposeful novel.

Google previewRealism and Naturalism (2005)

The Novel in an Age of Transition by Richard Daniel Lehan

A Walk on the Wild Side is a reworking of Somebody in Boots. A drifter, similar to Cass McKay, is beaten blind after becoming involved with criminals in New Orleans. Algren is here working the same vein of American literature in which we find ...

Google previewDetours and Lost Highways (2004)

A Map of Neo-Noir by Foster Hirsch

Sex in noir, now as then, is almost guaranteed to be a raw deal, and for the normally repressed middle-class citizen, a walk on the wild side is a certain invitation to self-destruction. Noir erotic thrillers are thus both therapy and warning.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Golf (2011)

by Bill Mallon, Randon Jerris

Bud, Sweat, and Tees: A Walk on the Wild Side of the PGA Tour. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001. Strege, John. Tournament Week: Inside the Ropes and behind the Scenes on the PGA Tour. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. Yow, John.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1999)

by Elizabeth M. Knowles

Nelson Algren 1909 American novelist 16 A walk on the wild side . title ...

Google previewPop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes] (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture by Gladys L. Knight

the French Quarter is a popular destination for visitors of all kinds who want to take a walk on the wild side. Historical Perspectives Originally founded in 1718 by the French Canadian Jean Baptiste Bienville, the French Quarter was heavily ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed. (2004)

by John Kenneth Muir

“Pilot” “A Walk on the Wild Side” “ Only Trying to Help” “Track Star” “Memories” “You've Got A Friend” “For Old Time's Sake” “Forbidden Ground” “Grounded” 10. “It Only Hurts for a Little While” 11.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Literature and Politics: A-G (2005)

by M. Keith Booker

A Walk on the Wild Side (1956) was equally successful, and both novels were made into films. Earlier, Algren had been associated with the radical literary movement of the 1930s and had worked with Jack Conroy to start Anvil, a magazine ...

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