Miss Lonelyhearts

Miss Lonelyhearts

by Howard Teichmann
     
 
As described by Atkinson in the NY Times: "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

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As described by Atkinson in the NY Times: "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."

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
The novel is ostensibly a piece of humorous fiction. . . It is ostensibly satiric. But its irony has its roots in it. The wit is hard, brilliant and very funny. . . Miss Lonelyhearts stands to be one of the hits of the year, to win both popular and critical approval. -- Books of the Century; New York Times review, April 1933
NY News
I enjoyed this one better than anything that's come along this season. I liked its suspense and pace and its staging...LONELYHEARTS impressed me as a solid, worthwhile drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822207634
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1959
Edition description:
ADAPTED
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
52.50(w) x 77.50(h) x 2.50(d)

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