The Day of the Locust and Miss Lonelyhearts (Paperback)

Nathanael West

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"A sun-blazed Polaroid of its moment". (Jonathan Letham). In "The Day of the Locust" a young artist, Tod Hackett, arrives in LA full of dreams. But celebrity and artifice rule and he soon joins the ranks of the disenchanted that drift around the fringes of Hollywood. When he meets Faye Greener, an aspiring actress, he is intoxicated and his desperate passion explodes into rage...Miss Lonelyhearts is a decidedly off-kilter, darkly comic tale set in New York in the early 30s. A nameless man is assigned to produce a newspaper advice column. It was meant to be a joke. But as endless letters from the Desperate, Sick-of-it-All and Disillusioned pile up for Miss Lonelyhearts' attention the joke begins to escape him..."Wildly funny, desperately sad, brutal and kind, furious and patient, there was no other like Nathanael West". (Dorothy Parker).


Product Details

  • Product code: AEQTI
  • ISBN: 9780099573166
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 12.7cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: Thu Jul 05 00:00:00 BST 2012
  • Book points: 8

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