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Miss Lonelyhearts : & the day of the locust

Autore: Nathanael West
Editore: New York : New Directions, 2009.
Serie: New Directions paperbook, 1151
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Nathanael West
ISBN: 9780811218221 0811218228
Numero OCLC: 316514087
Descrizione: xi, 191 p. ; 21 cm.
Contenuti: Miss Lonelyhearts --
The day of the locust
Titolo della serie: New Directions paperbook, 1151
Responsabilità: 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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