Man with the Golden Arm-by Nelson Algren
100 Novels Project at Newberry Library
As part of his 100 Novels Project, performance artist Tim Youd will retype Nelson Algren’s The Man with the Golden Arm in the Newberry Library1 vestibule from July 26, 2022 to August 12, 2022.
Youd will retype The Man with the Golden Arm on the same make/model typewriter that Algren himself used, a Remington 17.
100 Novels Project
Tim Youd says of the 100 Novels Project2:
I am engaged in the retyping of 100 novels over a ten-year period. I retype each novel on the same make/model typewriter in a location charged with literary significance specific to the subject novel. Each performance is a multi-day, often multi-week event. With my just-completed retyping of John Rechy’s City of Night, I have now retyped 48 novels at various locations in the United States and Europe over a four-year period. The ongoing project has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions and has received a significant number of positive critical reviews and popular press exposures.