Nelson Algren: The End Is Nothing, The Road Is All

Nelson Algren: The End is Nothing, the Road is All is an in-depth feature length documentary of one of America's greatest and least understood authors, Nelson Algren. This never before told compelling life story reveals a unique literary voice through rare interviews, historic archival footage and the gritty noirish voice of Algren on Algren. Kurt Vonnegut and Studs Terkel, literary giants in their own right, sing songs of praise along with many of his old friends, which makes this film seem like a hymn from the grave. Algren's touching love affair with Simone de Beauvoir weaves it's way through his life and helps to buffer the damaging impact of FBI and CIA surveillance, blacklisting and the rejection of his work by certain academics.

Duration: 90 minutes

Sunday, August 20, 2 p.m. on Vermont PBS
Wednesday, August 23, 8 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Monday, August 28, 8:30 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus



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