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Miss Lonelyhearts - Nathanael West
Miss Lonelyhearts
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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... show more
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."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780822207634 (082220763X)
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
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2.0 Miss Lonelyhearts, by Nathanael West
I’ve always wondered how advice columnists keep doing their jobs. They hear so many awful things and are asked so many impossible questions. I wonder how they don’t burn out on reading so much real human misery. Nathanael West’s novella, Miss Lonelyhearts, tells the story of one such advice writer, ...
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1.0 Miss Lonelyhearts
i like the premise - that someone gets so overwhelmed by the tragedy in other's lives (that he courts knowledge of because of his work) that it starts to ruin his life. (this is very realistic to me as it mirrors my own life a year ago.) but the writing, the dialogue, the stereotyping, the other c...
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Book Circle Reads 100Rating: 4.75* of fiveThe Book Description: Praised by great writers from Flannery O'Conner to Jonathan Lethem, Miss Lonelyhearts is an American classic. A newspaper reporter assigned to write the agony column in the depths of the Great Depression seeks respite from the poor soul...
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