A Walk on the Wild Side
1st UK. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Slight foxing to edges. Internally clean and unmarked. Slightly cocked. In unclipped dust jacket with the price of 15s. net. Dust jacket with some chips and tears to edges and some foxing, mainly visible to reverse. *** In the 1940s and 50s Nelson Algren (1909-1981) was one of the best known literary writers in America. A Walk on the Wilde Side, his last novel, was turned into a film in 1962 – the screenplay was written by John Fante. In 1970, Lou Reed was approached about a project to turn A Walk on the Wild Side into a musical (a story he tells during his song of the same name on his 1978 Live: Take No Prisoners album). The project never materialized, but he used the title for his song “Walk on the Wild Side”.
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