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Lonelyhearts : the screwball world of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney

Author: Marion Meade
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... A dazzling joint biography of Nathanael West and his wife, set against the world of New York writers and Hollywood screenwriters in the 1930s."--Inside jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Nathanael West; Eileen McKenney; Eileen McKenney; Nathanael West; Nathanael West
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Meade
ISBN: 9780151011490 0151011494 0547386389 9780547386386
OCLC Number: 317917936
Description: xvi, 392 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: In the hotel --
Dusty Esky in Harlem --
Mishawaka --
San Juan Hill, New York --
The stenographer from Canton --
Crimes and misdemeanors --
Becoming "Nathanael West" --
Balso Snell's book of dirty little secrets --
Cleveland Heights princess --
Ring out, wild balls --
The big steal --
Marooned on Silsby Road --
Screwballs and screwboxes --
Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves --
14 Gay Street --
Cheapsville --
Sister Eileen and Mrs. White --
Destined to be a heroine --
An arsonist's guide to Los Angeles --
Stinkolas, humdingers, lollapaloozas, twisteroos --
Eileen in Disneyland --
Together --
El Centro --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Marion Meade.
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Nathanael West - novelist, screenwriter, playwright - was one of the most gifted writers of his generation. Eileen Mckenney - accidental muse, literary heroine - was the inspiration for her sister  Read more...

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"The brief lives of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney make a great story, and Marion Meade tells it with flair, erudition, and consumate wit. A literary page turner." Diane Jacobs, author of Read more...

 
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