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A Cool Million and The Dream Life of Balso Snell: Two Novels
     

A Cool Million and The Dream Life of Balso Snell: Two Novels

by Nathanael West
 

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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

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374530273
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
06/27/2006
Series:
FSG Classics Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
712,873
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Nathanael West (1903–40) was also the author of The Day of the Locust.

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