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Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust
Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust Author:Nathanael West Two Novels by Nathanael West. First published in 1933. According to "The New Yorker" magazine "these two novels say more about the way we livenow than any other work of fiction I can think of." — "Moss Lonely hearts" tells the story of a (male)reporterassigned to answer the letters from the Desperate, Sick-of-It-All and Disillusioned. He is soon... more » caught up in the vision of suffering and can't find a way out.
In "day of the Locust", Tom Hackett comes to Hollywood hoping for a career in movies as a designer. He is surrounded by the mass of Americans who have come from the heartland to retire expecting a life of health and ease, only to find boredom and emptiness. Many critics consider "Day of the Locust" as the best novel ever written about Hollywood.« less