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Miss Lonelyhearts & The day of the locust

Nathanael West

Miss Lonelyhearts & The day of the locust

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Published by New Directions in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesDay of the locust
StatementNathanael West.
SeriesNew Directions paperbook
The Physical Object
Pagination185 p. ;
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13537610M
OCLC/WorldCa2477612

This blink-and-you'll-miss-it joke winks at how the legendary Homer Simpson was named after the character from The Day of the Locust. Audio. 3 Biting Books for Those Bitter on Valentine's Day This amusing piece from NPR calls West's first novella Miss Lonelyhearts the perfect novel to read on a bummed-out Valentine's Day. BBC Sunday Features. Nathanael West () – Nathanael West, born Nathan Weinstein, wrote just four short novels in his short life, but two of them – Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust – are undisputed classics. After graduating from college he managed two New York hotels, where he allowed fellow aspiring writers to stay at reduced rates or free. West, Nathanael MISS LONELYHEARTS AND THE DAY OF THE LOCUST Franklin Library 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover Franklin Center, Pennsylvania Franklin Library Very Good+, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page Rating: % positive. Description: Two classic novels are included in a single volume, first, Miss Lonelyhearts, about a newspaper reporter seeking to avoid writing an agony column, with only his cynical editor Shrike in the way, the second, The Day of the Locust, about Tod Hackett, who pines for a role in the film industry, only to discover the emptiness of.


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In Miss Lonelyhearts, the title character — who has no other name to either the reader or the book’s. Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust Fiction by Nathanael West With a contribution by Jonathan Lethem Miss Lonelyhearts — compared by Flannery O’Connor to Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying — is about a newspaper reporter assigned to write the agony column, but, caught up in a vision of suffering, he seeks a way out (through art, sex, religion), only to be rebuffed at every turn by his.

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Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust (Paperback) By Nathanael West, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by) $ During his years in Hollywood West wrote The Day of the Locust, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

He lives in Brooklyn and Maine. "Miss Lonelyhearts -- compared by Flannery O'Connor to Faulkner's As I Lay Dying -- is about a newspaper reporter assigned to write the agony column, but, caught up in a vision of suffering, he seeks a way out (through art, sex, religion), only to be rebuffed at every turn by his cynical editor Shrike.

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Set in New York during the Depression and probably West's most powerful work, Miss Lonelyhearts concerns a nameless man assigned to produce a newspaper advice column /5(3). MISS LONELYHEARTS is perhaps the more highly acclaimed of the two, though many find THE DAY OF THE LOCUST perhaps even more entertaining.

Either way, this volume contains two of the most remarkable short novels in American literary ael West was an exceptionally dense writer, in that his pages contain no wasted words, no needless 5/5(5). Miss Lonelyhearts (), which West envisioned as "a novel in the form of a comic strip," tells of an advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist who becomes tragically embroiled in the desperate lives of his readers.

The Day of the Locust () is West's great dystopian Hollywood novel based on his experiences at the seedy fringes of the movie industry/5(K). First published inMiss Lonelyhearts was critically acclaimed, but when its publisher went bankrupt it was taken out of circulation, and West made almost no money from the book.

West's final book, The Day of the Locust focuses on the fringes 4/5(1). Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust (Paperback) Book listings on our website do not always reflect the current availability of books on our store shelves.

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Miss Lonelyhearts is the second novel from Nathanael West, perhaps most famous for The Day of the Locust. The story of a lonely hearts columnist who becomes personally involved in the lives of some of the people who write to him was inspired by a real life version writing under the name Susan Chester.

West himself thought of Miss Lonelyhearts as resembling a comic strip. Its images, however, are often static, while The Day of the Locust is like an animated cartoon, where the characters assault one another with impersonal violence, after which they immediately pick themselves up.

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which won the National Book. The Day of the Locust and Miss Lonelyhearts 'A sun-blazed Polaroid of its moment' Jonathan Letham Tod Hackett is a young artist who 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.

Both Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust are well written books with carefully drawn characters. They are not uplifting, and come from the pen of a man whose life was a bit tortured as reflected in the bio of him in the introduction to the book/5(54).

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NPR coverage of Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West, Jonathan Lethem, and John Sanford. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Two classic novels are included in a single volume, first, Miss Lonelyhearts, about a newspaper reporter seeking to avoid writing an agony column, with only his cynical editor Shrike in the way, the second, The Day of the Locust, about Tod Hackett, who pines for a role in the film industry, only to discover the emptiness of Hollywood's inhabitants.

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The Day of the Locust () is West's great dystopian Hollywood novel based on his experiences at the seedy fringes of the movie industry/5(50). Miss Lonelyhearts (), which West envisioned as "a novel in the form of a comic strip," tells of an advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist who becomes tragically embroiled in the desperate lives of his readers.

The Day of the Locust () is West's great dystopian Hollywood novel based on his experiences at the seedy fringes of the movie industry/5(58). "A primer for Big Bad City disillusionment, unsparing in its portrayal of New York's debilitating entropy."—The Village a new introduction by Jonathan published inMiss Lonelyhearts remains one of the most shocking works of 20th century American literature, as unnerving as a glob of black bile vomited up at a church social: empty, blasphemous, and horrific.

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Nathanael West. Nathanael West () published four novels - The Dream Life of Balso Snell () Miss Lonelyhearts () A Cool Million () The Day of the Locust ().

West said that 'an artist can afford to be anything but dull'. He died almost unknown in a car crash at the age of thirty-seven. & the Day of the Locust. Author: Nathanael West; Publisher: New Directions Publishing ISBN: Category: Fiction Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Two classic novels are included in a single volume, first, Miss Lonelyhearts, about a newspaper reporter seeking to avoid writing an agony column, with only his cynical editor Shrike in the way, the second, The Day of the Locust.

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His journey through a mental jungle blends grandiose.