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The Day Of The Locust

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. Nathaniel West's Hollywood is not the glamorous "home of the stars" but a seedy world of little people, some hopeful, some desparing, 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.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781909399310
Categories BX, Classics and Literary, Fic20, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
Author(s) Nathanael West
Publisher Roads
Pages 189
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.0cm x 1.1cm x 18.9cm
Weight 0.245 kg
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