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The day of the locust.

Nathanael West

The day of the locust.

by Nathanael West

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Published by Time Inc. in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementWith a new introd. by Budd Schulberg.
SeriesTime reading program special edition
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 167 p.
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23342740M

The Day of the Locust Summary. Tod Hackett, a recent graduate of Yale art school, has moved to Hollywood to work as a costume designer. He had almost quit painting after graduation, but he finds himself reinvigorated by his new L.A. friends, like Abe Kusich. Abe helps Tod get his first apartment, where he meets his new neighbor, Faye Greener. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition / First printing. Printed wappers. 8 pages. Fine. A pamphlet printed separately to accompany the 50th anniversary edition of The Day of The Locust, which was reprinted by The Book of the Month Club. An uncommon Stone item. [Lopez and Chaney A5]. Seller Inventory #

The Day of the Locust story about a riot that ends with the burning of Los Angeles. If Franz Kafka (see Vol. 2) had lived to come to the United States and become a screenwriter, he might have written a book like The Day of the Locust, which Malcolm Cowley called the best novel ever written about Hollywood. “The Day of the Locust” is a novel by Nathanael West. The book was acclaimed by fellow novelists of the time but mostly ignored by critics and only sold a little over 1, copies during it’s first run of publishing.

  Admired by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and Dashiell Hammett, and hailed as one of the best one hundred English-language novels by Time magazine, The Day of the Locust continues to influence American writers, artists, and culture. Bob Dylan wrote the classic song “Day of the Locusts” in homage, and Matt Groening’s Homer Simpson is named after 5/5(1). The Day of the Locust, by Nathanael West, is set in s Hollywood and follows the lives of a handful of people peripherally associated with the movie , many critics consider it the best novel about Hollywood ever written, but it received little notice from the general public when it was released in


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