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Miss Lonelyhearts ; & the day of the locust : two novels

Author: Nathanael West
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1998 Modern Library edView all editions and formats
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"Somehow or other I seem to have slipped in between all the 'schools, '" observed Nathanael West the year before his untimely death in 1940. "My books meet no needs except my own, their circulation is practically private and I'm lucky to be published." Yet today, West is widely recognized as a prophetic writer whose dark and comic vision of a society obsessed with mass-produced fantasies foretold much of what was to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
West, Nathanael, 1903-1940.
Miss Lonelyhearts.
New York : Modern Library, ©1998
(OCoLC)606975364
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathanael West
ISBN: 067960278X 9780679602781
OCLC Number: 37567427
Description: viii, 289 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Miss Lonelyhearts --
The day of the locust.
Other Titles: Day of the locust.
Miss Lonelyhearts ; & The day of the locust
Miss Lonelyhearts ; and The day of the locust
Responsibility: by Nathanael West.

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"Somehow or other I seem to have slipped in between all the 'schools, '" observed Nathanael West the year before his untimely death in 1940. "My books meet no needs except my own, their circulation is practically private and I'm lucky to be published." Yet today, West is widely recognized as a prophetic writer whose dark and comic vision of a society obsessed with mass-produced fantasies foretold much of what was to come in American life. Miss Lonelyhearts (1933), which West envisioned as "a novel in the form of a comic strip," tells of an advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist who becomes tragically embroiled in the desperate lives of his readers. The Day of the Locust (1939) is West's great dystopian Hollywood novel based on his experiences at the seedy fringes of the movie industry.

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