Table of Contents
   Editors' Preface
   The Man with the Golden Armp. 1
      Letter to Joe Haasp. 345
      Arm: A Memoirp. 349
      Algren's Golden Penp. 363
      Algren as I Knew Himp. 367
      Glassesp. 371
      Nelson Algren's Politicsp. 377
      Photographing Nelson Algrenp. 381
   Early Reception
      Nelson Algren: The Iron Sanctuaryp. 387
      Nelson Algrenp. 393
      A Voyeur's View of the Wild Side: Nelson Algren and His Reviewersp. 399
   New Views
      Algren's Questionp. 411
      The Quality of Laughter: Algren's Challenge to the Readerp. 417
      The Story of Decline and the October Cityp. 423
      The Heart of the Matterp. 433
      The Value of Dissentp. 437
      Golden Arm's Song of Sweet Surrenderp. 439
      An Algren Photo Essayp. 445
   Contributor Biographiesp. 451
   Acknowledgments and Creditsp. 453
   About the Authorp. 455