The Face on the Barroom Floor

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A classic short story from Nelson Algren, who wrote about the lives of the post-World War II Chicago working class and down-on-their luck, hardscrabble survivors, rumdums and twists, conmen and street walkers, all of them hellbent on scratching their way toward one more day alive. In these mean streets, pride meant everything, and deep insult was given by anyone who questioned it. Scores were settled quickly and quietly, out on the sawdust-covered floor. And when the fight was over, victor and vanquished would both feel that something had been accomplished that day. But not all the fights ended the way they were supposed to. Sometimes, wounded pride was the most dangerous weapon of them all.
The Face on the Barroom Floor

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Published in October 2020

The Face on the Barroom Floor

Synopsis

A classic short story from Nelson Algren, who wrote about the lives of the post-World War II Chicago working class and down-on-their luck, hardscrabble survivors, rumdums and twists, conmen and street walkers, all of them hellbent on scratching their way toward one more day alive. In these mean streets, pride meant everything, and deep insult was given by anyone who questioned it. Scores were settled quickly and quietly, out on the sawdust-covered floor. And when the fight was over, victor and vanquished would both feel that something had been accomplished that day. But not all the fights ended the way they were supposed to. Sometimes, wounded pride was the most dangerous weapon of them all.

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