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Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust
Miss Lonelyhearts The Day of the Locust Author:Nathanael West Two novels by Nathanael West. Miss Lonelyhearts was a newspaper reporter, so named because he had been assigned to write the agony column, to answer the letters from Desperate, Sick-of-it-all, Disillusioned. A joke at first, but then he was caught up, terrifyingly, in a vision of suffering, and he sought a way out, turning first here , they th... more »ere.---- "The Day of the Locust" To Hollywood comes Tod Hackett, hoping for a career in scene designing, but he finds the way hard and falls in with others---extras, technicians, old vaudeville hands---who are also in difficulty---« less
A review from F. Scott Fitzgerald: "The Day of the Locust has scenes of extraordinary power. Especially I was impressed by the pathological crowd at the premier, the character and handling of the aspirant actress and the uncanny almost medieval feeling of some of his Hollywood background set off by those vividly drawn grotesques."