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Great Tales of City Dwellers

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From the back cover: "Cities are the jungles of the human animal. Here - in flophouses and swank hotels, on streetcorners and in penthouses - the city's bizarre and savage drama is acted out by men and women seeking each other in a wasteland of passion and illusion in much the same way the tiger seeks his prey in another wilderness. Here are America's foremost writers tell ...more
Paperback, Lion Library Edition, 192 pages
Published 1955 by Manvis Publications, Inc.
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Peter
Mar 12, 2012 Peter rated it really liked it
One-word reviews of each story, added as I read them, followed by my inevitable elaboration.


Nelson Algren, "How the Devil Came Down Division Street": Classic. The only time I can recall Algren dabbling in the supernatural (though the ghost was likely a figment of the characters' imaginations).


Conrad Aiken, "The Night Before Prohibition": Slow-starting. Too much exposition early on, but a strong finish set against the backdrop of the chaos of the last night of legal drinking, which is also the la
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