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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 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,... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451523488 (0451523482)
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
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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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