The The Dream Life of Balso Snell Dream Life of Balso Snell

The The Dream Life of Balso Snell Dream Life of Balso Snell

by Nathanael West
     
 

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"West is still a satirist with few peers and no betters, and a writer of bleak, haunting power." — Kirkus Reviews. In this 1931 Dada-inspired work, the first novel of the author of Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust, the eponymous antihero stumbles across the Trojan Horse and climbs inside, embarking upon a dream within a…  See more details below

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"West is still a satirist with few peers and no betters, and a writer of bleak, haunting power." — Kirkus Reviews. In this 1931 Dada-inspired work, the first novel of the author of Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust, the eponymous antihero stumbles across the Trojan Horse and climbs inside, embarking upon a dream within a dream. His journey through a mental jungle blends grandiose literary and religious allusions with erotic and scatological humor, as he encounters a contentious guide, a biographer writing a biography of a biographer, and a mystic trying to crucify himself with thumbtacks. Innovative and original, West's novel takes an unforgettable look at the dark side of the American dream. Unabridged republication of the classic 1931 edition.

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West launched his brief career with this 1931 Dada-ist novel that follows the eponymous Snell's weird meanderings. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486148557
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
04/26/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
422 KB

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