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Albert Bein

(1902—1963)


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(1902–),

proletarian author, whose plays include Little Ol' Boy (1933); Let Freedom Ring (1935), adapted from Grace Lumpkin's novel To Make My Bread; and Heavenly Express (1940), based on firsthand knowledge of hobo life, depicting the afterlife imagined by railroad tramps. His novels are Road Out of Hell (1929), from which his first play was adapted; Love in Chicago (1929), written under the pseudonym Charles Walt; and Youth in Hell (1930), a semi-autobiographical novel about a reform school.

Subjects: Literature.


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