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Miss Lonelyhearts ; and, The day of the locust

Nathanael West

Miss Lonelyhearts ; and, The day of the locust

by Nathanael West

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Published by Franklin Library in Franklin Center, Pa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Los Angeles (Calif.),
  • New York (N.Y.)
    • Subjects:
    • Advice columnists -- Fiction.,
    • Motion picture industry -- Fiction.,
    • Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.,
    • New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesMiss Lonelyhearts., Day of the locust.
      StatementNathanael West ; illustrated by Alan E. Cober.
      SeriesThe 100 greatest masterpieces of American literature
      ContributionsWest, Nathanael, 1903-1940.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3545.E8334 M5 1981
      The Physical Object
      Pagination287 p. :
      Number of Pages287
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3831366M
      LC Control Number81144188

      About The Day of the Locust Nathanael West's fourth and longest novel, together with Miss Lonelyhearts, establishes his claim to permanent attention as a first-rate literary artist and analyst of twentieth-century American life, an achievement which had its genesis during West's five years of close observation of Hollywood in the first decade of talking pictures. NPR coverage of Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West, Jonathan Lethem, and John Sanford. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.

      Nathanael West (born Nathan Weinstein; Octo – Decem ) was an American author and screenwriter. He is remembered for two darkly satirical novels: Miss Lonelyhearts () and The Day of the Locust (), set respectively in the newspaper and Hollywood film e works: Miss Lonelyhearts, The Day of the Locust. I read Miss Lonelyhearts a few years ago, after reading a recommendation from Harold Bloom, and only just finished The Day of the Locust. The first I read too long ago to provide commentary; the second is a bit slow to start, eventually rising to a crescendo, its metaphorical 'day of the locust', a gratifying, dense and highly emotional end/5(14).

      Download Two classic novels are included in a single volume, first, Miss Lonelyhearts, about a newspaper reporter seeking to avoid writing an agony column, with only his cynical editor Shrike in the way, the second, The Day of the Locust, about Tod Hackett, who pines for a role in the film industry, only to discover the emptiness of Hollywood's inhabitants. Miss Lonelyhearts (), 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 () is West's great dystopian Hollywood novel based on his experiences at the seedy fringes of the movie industry/5(54).


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New York is a frantic maze of stairs and skyscrapers; but Los Angeles stretches out lazily across the desert/5. ‎"A primer for Big Bad City disillusionment, unsparing in its portrayal of New York's debilitating entropy."—The Village Voice.

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But celebrity and artifice rule and he soon joins the ranks of the disenchanted that drift around the fringes of Hollywood. Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust (New Edition) (New Directions Paperbook) - Kindle edition by West, Nathanael, Jonathan Lethem.

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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.

Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust (Paperback) By Nathanael West, Jonathan Lethem During his years in Hollywood West wrote The Day of the Locust, a study of the fragility of illusion. which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Brooklyn and Maine.

Miss Lonelyhearts is a novel by Nathanael West that was first published in Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. The Day of the Locust is a novel about Hollywood and its corrupting touch, about the American dream turned into a sun-drenched California nightmare.

Nathanael West's Hollywood is not the glamorous "home of the stars" but a seedy world of little people, some hopeful, some despairing, all twisted by their by their own desires -- from the ironically romantic artist narrator,/5(). The Day of the Locust is a novel by American author Nathanael West set in Hollywood, novel follows a young artist from the Yale School of Fine Arts named Tod Hackett, who has been hired by a Hollywood studio to do scene design and : Nathanael West.

Find books like Miss Lonelyhearts / The Day of the Locust from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Miss Lonelyhearts /. First published inMiss Lonelyhearts was critically acclaimed, but when its publisher went bankrupt it was taken out of circulation, and West made almost no money from the book.

West's final book, The Day of the Locust focuses on the fringes of Hollywood. Tod Hackett, late of Yale, designs sets for movies.4/5(1). First published inMiss Lonelyhearts remains one of the most shocking works of 20th century American literature, as unnerving as a glob of black bile vomited up at a church social: empty, blasphemous, and horrific/5(13).

Miss Lonelyhearts was made into multiple movies and even an opera; Day of the Locust was made into a movie and was later dubbed one of the best books of the 20th century.

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Miss Lonelyhearts, set on the East Coast in New York City, and The Day of the Locust, set on the West Coast in Hollywood, are the two grim but brilliant gems of Nathanael West’s too-brief writing career.

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They are not uplifting, and come from the pen of a man whose life was a bit tortured as reflected in the bio of him in the introduction to the book/5.Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust (New Edition) - Ebook written by Nathanael West.

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