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The Day of the Locust
by Nathanael West, Alfred Kazin
- Language: english
- Publisher: Signet Classic
- Author: Nathanael West, Alfred Kazin
- Format: paperback, 208 pages
- Characters: Tod Hackett, Faye Greener, Homer Simpson, Abe Kusich
- ISBN: 9780451523488 (0451523482)
- Places: United States of America, Los Angeles, California, Hollywood, California
- Genres: fiction, classics, literature, novels, american, humor
- Release date: September 6, 1983
About The Book
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. Nathanael West’s Hollywood is not the glamorous “home of the stars” but a seedy world of little people, some hopeful, some despairing, all twisted by their by their own desires — from the ironically romantic artist narrator, to a macho movie cowboy, a middle-aged innocent from America’s heartland, and the hard-as-nails call girl would-be-star whom they all lust after. An unforgettable portrayal of a world that mocks the real and rewards the sham, turns its back on love to plunge into empty sex, and breeds a savage violence that is its own undoing, this novel stands as a classic indictment of all that is most extravagant and uncontrolled in American life.
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