The Day Of The Locust

The Day Of The Locust

by Nathanael West

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Overview

The Day of the Locust is a 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, its overarching themes deal with the alienation and desperation of a broad group of odd individuals who exist at the fringes of the Hollywood movie industry.

In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Day of the Locust #73 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Time magazine included the novel in its list of 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005, and noted critic Harold Bloom included it in his list of canonical works in the book The Western Canon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604443561
Publisher: IndoEuropeanPublishing
Publication date: 01/14/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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