The Day Of The Locust Author:Nathanael West The Day Of The Locust — An American Masterpiece — Nathanael West, great writer of the 1930's, was one of the few authentic and original geniuses this country has ever produced. He was attacked during his lifetime as obscene, indecent & deliberately shocking. His marvelously satirical novels were read and appreciated by only a few. — Today Nathana... more »el West is at last coming into his own. The Day Of The Locust is his masterpiece-a brilliant, scathing, altogether unforgettable book.
Here is a nightmare world, filled with almost unbearable reality; a fugue and fantasy of intense, controlled horror, of atrocity and sexual pain, of infinite compassion and Homeric mirth-