Algren’s Poetic Prose

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Our friend Mary Cunningham shared with us a photo of the Nelson Algren mural painted on the concrete viaduct at the Ridgeland Avenue Green Line station in Oak Park.  The quote is from Algren’s novel Never Come Morning. This quote once again reminds us how poetic Algren’s prose can be:

“The great trains howl from track to track all night. The taut and telegraphic murmur of ten thousand city wires, drawn most cruelly against a city sky. The rush of water beneath the city streets. The passionate passing of the night’s last El.”

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