People, may 28, 1956

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

After making his way to a literary luncheon in Chicago, seamy-side-of-life Novelist Nelson (The Man with the Golden Arm) Algren (see BOOKS) deplored authors whose prissy works ignore "the back rooms and gutters." Resolutely sticking to his conviction that Skid Row makes the choicest book fodder, Chicago Slum Runner Algren heartily stabbed at two contemporary upper-middle-class protagonists: "If Marjorie Morningstar and The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit were being married on my front porch at high noon, I wouldn't go to the wedding."...

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