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West, Nathanael 1903-1940

Overview
Works: 361 works in 1,333 publications in 21 languages and 40,545 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Biography  History  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Periodicals  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Scenarist, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3545.E8334, 813.52
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Complete works of Nathanael West by Nathanael West( Book )
86 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and French and held by 2,307 libraries worldwide
"'The Dream Life of Balso Snell' (1931), originally published in Paris, is in words of Robert Coates 'a fantasy, about some rather scatological adventures of the hero in the innards of the Trojan Horse.' 'Miss Lonelyhearts' (1933) is considered his [the author's] masterpiece. 'It is one of the books, ' writes Malcolm Cowley, 'that had very few readers for the first edition, but simply refuse to be forgotten.' 'A Cool Million' (1936), with the subtitle, 'The Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin, ' is a satiric success story in the midst of the depression, written in mock Horatio Alger Style. 'The Day of the Locust' (1939), which is considered the best novel ever written about Hollywood, is a savage indictment.'"
The day of the locust by Nathanael West( Book )
203 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 2,254 libraries worldwide
West fictionalizes the working class of Tinseltown, in this novel that studies several men working at the peripheral edge of the movie industry and their mutual obsession with a daydreaming girl
Miss Lonelyhearts ; &, the day of the locust by Nathanael West( Book )
75 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and held by 2,155 libraries worldwide
In the first story, Miss Lonelyhearts is a newspaper reporter assigned to write the advice column, and becomes caught up in the suffering. In the second story, Ted Hackett goes to Hollywood in search of a career, but finds the way hard
Novels and other writings by Nathanael West( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,957 libraries worldwide
A collection of six works by Nathanael West
Miss Lonelyhearts, a novel by Nathanael West( Book )
179 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 992 libraries worldwide
A scornful feature editor of a newspaper picks an ambitious young reporter to conduct the advice of the lovelorn column. Ambitious, opportunistic, 'Miss Lonelyhearts, ' as the conductor of the column is inevitably dubbed, begins with contempt of the correspondents and confidence in his own cleverness. As time goes on, the genuineness of the agony in the letters that come in gets under the skin of the columnist. He is distressed to find himself presiding over a monstrous swindle. For he is an idealist in collision with humanity, as his diabolical managing editor expresses it
The day of the locust by John Schlesinger( visu )
11 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and German and held by 411 libraries worldwide
A naive young set designer seeks work in Tinseltown and falls in love with a wannabe actress who lives with her alcholic father, a former vaudevillian entertainer
The day of the locust ; and, the dream life of Balso Snell by Nathanael West( Book )
33 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
The Day of the Locust is an exposure of the sordid reality beneath the surface of Hollywood, where West worked and The Dream Life of Balso Snell is a surrealist fantasy
Miss Lonelyhearts ; & the day of the locust : two novels by Nathanael West( Book )
6 editions published between 1962 and 1998 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
"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
Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Set in New York during the Great Depression, Miss Lonelyhearts concerns a nameless man assigned to produce a newspaper advice column, but as time passes he begins to break under the endless misery of those who write in, begging him for advice. Unable to find answers, and with his shaky Christianity ridiculed to razor-edged shards by his poisonous editor, he tumbles into alcoholism and a madness fueled by his own spiritual emptiness
Contact ( serial )
in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
"Scenario and Entered as second-class matter, two stories by S.J. Perelman, are not included in this reprint edition...."
A cool million : the dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin by Nathanael West( Book )
5 editions published between 1934 and 1991 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
A cool million : [and] The dream life of Balso Snell by Nathanael West( Book )
13 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 libraries worldwide
"Nathanael West was only thirty-seven when he died in 1940, but his depictions of the sometimes comic, sometimes horrifying aspects of the American scene rival those of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor. A Cool Million, written in 1934, is a satiric Horatio Alger story set in the midst of the Depression. The Dream Life of Balso Snell (1931) was described by one critic as "a fantasy about some rather scatological adventures of the hero in the innards of the Trojan horse."--Publisher's website
The dream life of Balso Snell by Nathanael West( Book )
15 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 94 libraries worldwide
West's first novel, it presents a young man's immature and cynical search for meaning in a series of dreamlike encounters inside the entrails of the Trojan Horse
The collected works of Nathanael West by Nathanael West( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
This is a collection of West`s novels - "The Dream Life of Balso Snell", "Miss Lonely-hearts, "A Cool Million" and "The Day of the Locust"
Miss Lonelyhearts : an opera in two acts by Lowell Liebermann( score )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The day of the locust by Nathanael West( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
The Hollywood that Tod Hackett discovered when he moved there to learn set and costume designing was monstrous. And the people too were bizarre, desperate souls searching through the Hollywood dream factory for excitement as an answer to their dreary lives. Whether would-be actresses or retired plumbers from the midwest, all came to the California sunshine with expectations of health and good fortune
Lonely hearts by Todd Robinson( visu )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
A young journalist (Montgomery Clift) finds himself engrossed, appalled, and sickened by his work on the agony column. His relationship to Justy Sargeant (Dolores Hart) is soon threatened by his involvement and sympathy for the poor souls who bare all to Miss Lonelyhearts
The dream life of Balso Snell ; A cool million by Nathanael West( Book )
13 editions published between 1931 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Nathanael West by Stanley Edgar Hyman( Book )
1 edition published in 1962 in Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Nathanael West by Kingsley Widmer( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Nathanael West
 
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Alternative Names
Nathanael West Amerikaans schrijver
Nathanael West amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Nathanael West amerikansk författare
Nathanael West amerikansk skribent
Nathanael West écrivain américain
Nathanael West escritor estadounidense
Nathanael West scrittore statunitense
Nathanael West yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija
Uést, Natanaél 1903-1940
Wallenstein Weinstein, Nathan
Wallenstein Weinstein, Nathan 1903-1940
Wallenstein Weinstein, Nathan 1904-1940
Weinstein, Nathan.
Weinstein, Nathan 1903-1940
Weinstein, Nathan Wallenstein.
Weinstein Nathan Wallenstein 1903-1940
Weinstein, Nathan Wallenstein 1904-1940
West, Nathanael
West, Nathanael 1903-1940
West, Nathanael (Pseud. de Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein)
Вайнстайн, Натан
Уэст, Натанаэл
וסט, נתנאל 1903־1940
וסט, נתניאל
נתנאל וסט
נתנאל וסט סופר אמריקאי
ناتانیل وست نویسنده آمریکایی
웨스트, 너새네이얼 1903-1940
웨스트, 너새니얼 1903-1940
ウェスト, ナサニエル
ウェスト, ナセニェル
ナサニエル・ウェスト
纳撒尼尔·韦斯特
Languages
English (627)
German (41)
Italian (31)
Spanish (13)
French (13)
Chinese (13)
Swedish (8)
Finnish (6)
Japanese (5)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (5)
Danish (5)
Portuguese (4)
Hungarian (4)
Catalan (4)
Czech (3)
Korean (3)
Polish (2)
Romanian (2)
Turkish (1)
Dutch (1)
Norwegian (1)
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