Saturday, 5 March 2016

The Ache Sharpened

       He had a headache all the way to the city garden that night but it lessened a little in the shadowed dressing room under the stands. The moment he saw the lights of the ring, as he came down the littered aisle alone, the ache sharpened once more.

Nelson Algren
He Swung and He Missed -
American Mercury Magazine
July 1942

Art Shay
Nelson Algren at work

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