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Nelson Algren and Wicker Park: A Literary Walking Tour

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Nelson Algren Statue

Polish Triangle at Division, Ashland, and Milwaukee Avenues

Chicago, Illinois 60622

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The author of Chicago: City on the Make and The Man with the Golden Arm spent much of his life near the Polish Triangle, and both he and his characters bopped about the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods for many decades. On this walking tour, we'll visit the places that figured prominently in Algren's life and work, and investigate settings related to his fiction and fictional characters. We'll also touch upon other literary associations in the area, including the Russian Baths featured in Saul Bellow's Humboldt's Gift, connections to the Haymarket Event, a brief history of Charles G. Wicker, information about Chopin Theatre and Young Chicago Authors, and more.

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Polish Triangle at Division, Ashland, and Milwaukee Avenues

Chicago, Illinois 60622

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