The Day of the Locust

The Day of the Locust

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by Nathanael West
     
 

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The Day of the Locust focuses on the unglamorous side of Hollywood in the 1930's. Nathanael West worked in Hollywood from 1933 to his death in 1940 in a car accident, and his classic novel concentrates on a motley group of individuals who were marginalized in the entertainment capitial. The novel reflects West's cynicism of Hollywood, in which luck, and notSee more details below

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The Day of the Locust focuses on the unglamorous side of Hollywood in the 1930's. Nathanael West worked in Hollywood from 1933 to his death in 1940 in a car accident, and his classic novel concentrates on a motley group of individuals who were marginalized in the entertainment capitial. The novel reflects West's cynicism of Hollywood, in which luck, and not talent, had more to do with success.

Editorial Reviews

Jonathan Lethem
“West's Day of the Locust, a sun-blazed Polaroid of its time, seems permanently oracular.”
The Los Angeles Times
“Los Angeles has been the subject of, and setting for, many fine novels yet The Day of the Locust still feels like the single best-achieved piece of fiction the city has inspired.”
The New York Times
“Nathanael West's humor is of course not at the expense of the victim. It is a horselaugh at a world that is too ugly and bitter to be dealt with in any other way.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451517982
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
09/06/1983
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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