|描述：||xi, 191 pages ; 21 cm.|
|内容：||Miss Lonelyhearts --
The day of the locust.
|丛书名：||New Directions paperbook, 1151|
|责任：||Nathanael West ; introduction by Jonathan Lethem ; afterword by John Sanford.|
"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.