A Thousand And One Afternoons In Chicago

A Thousand And One Afternoons In Chicago
A Thousand And One Afternoons In Chicago
A Thousand And One Afternoons In Chicago
A Thousand And One Afternoons In Chicago
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In 1921, Ben Hecht began writing a daily column for the Chicago Daily News, called "1001 Afternoons in Chicago," which were fictive sketches of Chicago’s bustling urban landscape of that time. A year later, 64 of these columns were compiled in a book with the same title.The columns in 1,001 Afternoons in Chicago are scruffy time capsules of an earlier Chicago, an era that is long gone but still recognizable to readers' imaginations. Michigan Avenue, Lake Michigan, street names such as Dearborn and Adams and LaSalle and Wabansia, places such as the Art Institute of Chicago—they're all here, sprinkled amid Hecht's nervous little haikus of urban life. He calls Chicago ‘a razzle-dazzle of dreams, tragedies, fantasies,’ and his tales capture gorgeous scraps of it, vivid vignettes starring businessmen and hobos and cops and socialites and janitors.

Covici-McGee Publishers, Chicago, 1922; 1st edition; illustrated paper covers; spine worn and creased, missing 3" from top; text clean. G-

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38741690
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1922
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Hardcover
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