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The Day of the Locust

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Title:The Day of the Locust
Author:
West, Nathanael   
(2 of 4 for author by title)
The Dream Life of Balso Snell
A Cool Million: The Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin
Published:   1939
Tags:fiction, Modern Library's 100 Best Novels, film/TV adaptation
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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 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.--Good Books. [Suggest a different description.]

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