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Miss Lonelyhearts : & the day of the locust

Author: Nathanael West
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2009.
Series: New Directions paperbook, 1151
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Miss Lonelyhearts -- compared by Flannery O'Connor to Faulkner's As I Lay Dying -- is about a newspaper reporter assigned to write the agony column, but, caught up in a vision of suffering, he seeks a way out (through art, sex, religion), only to be rebuffed at every turn by his cynical editor Shrike. The Day of the Locust -- considered by many to be the best novel ever written about Hollywood -- is about Tod  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathanael West
ISBN: 9780811218221 0811218228
OCLC Number: 316514087
Description: xi, 191 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Miss Lonelyhearts --
The day of the locust
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 1151
Responsibility: Nathanael West ; introduction by Jonathan Lethem ; afterword by John Sanford.

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"Miss Lonelyhearts -- compared by Flannery O'Connor to Faulkner's As I Lay Dying -- is about a newspaper reporter assigned to write the agony column, but, caught up in a vision of suffering, he seeks a way out (through art, sex, religion), only to be rebuffed at every turn by his cynical editor Shrike. The Day of the Locust -- considered by many to be the best novel ever written about Hollywood -- is about Tod Hackett, who hopes for a career in set design only to discover the boredom and emptiness of Hollywood's inhabitants. In the end, only blood will serve. The day of the locust is at hand..."--Publisher's website.

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