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The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West
The Day of the Locust
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The Day of the Locust is a novel about Hollywood and its corrupting touch, about the American dream turned into a sun-drenched California nightmare. Nathaniel West's Hollywood is not the glamorous "home of the stars" but a seedy world of little people, some hopeful, some desparing, all twisted by... show more
The Day of the Locust is a novel about Hollywood and its corrupting touch, about the American dream turned into a sun-drenched California nightmare. Nathaniel West's Hollywood is not the glamorous "home of the stars" but a seedy world of little people, some hopeful, some desparing, all twisted by their by their own desires -- from the ironically romantic artist narrator to
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 140
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
bookshelves: autumn-2015, play-dramatisation, radio-4, north-americas, published-1939, us-california, sleazy, games-people-play, gangsters, art-forms, teh-demon-booze Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Isca Silurum Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from November 16 to 17, 2015 http://www.bbc.c...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
3.0
New Review! THE DAY OF THE LOCUST by Nathanael West http://tinyurl.com/pk52eea It's a Hollywood story of the sharpest wit; it's timeless, it's unkind, and it's bitterly amusing. West's last book before his early death. hmmmm
lonesomepoint
lonesomepoint rated it
This satire of Hollywood hangers-on and wannnabes (not celebrities) could be depressing because it's so ugly; but since my physical and spiritual life are both thankfully distant from Hollywood and its noxious culture, I read it with detachment (clinical detachment, perhaps), and found the novel not...
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