Miss Lonelyhearts   The Day of the Locust Book
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Miss Lonelyhearts The Day of the Locust


  • Author : Nathanael West
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Date : 1969
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 0811202151

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Two classic short stories, one about a male reporter who writes an advice column, and the other, about people who have migrated to California in expectation of health and ease.

Miss Lonelyhearts Book

Miss Lonelyhearts


  • Author : Nathanael West
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Date : 1959-10
  • Category : Drama
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN : 082220763X

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THE STORY: As described by Atkinson in the NY Times: A scornful feature editor of a newspaper picks an ambitious young reporter to conduct the advice of the lovelorn column. Ambitious, opportunistic, 'Miss Lonelyhearts,' as the conductor of the co

Miss Lonelyhearts Book
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Miss Lonelyhearts


  • Author : Nathanael West
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Date : 2009
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 0811218228

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Two classic novels are included in a single volume, first, Miss Lonelyhearts, about a newspaper reporter seeking to avoid writing an agony column, with only his cynical editor Shrike in the way, the second, The Day of the Locust, about Tod Hackett, who pines for a role in the film industry, only to discover the emptiness of Hollywood's inhabitants. Original.

Miss Lonelyhearts   Nathanael West Book

Miss Lonelyhearts Nathanael West


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Date : 2009
  • Category : American literature
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9781438114033

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A collection of essays on Nathanael West's novel, Miss Lonelyhearts, arranged in chronological order of publication.

Miss Lonelyhearts Book

Miss Lonelyhearts


  • Author : Lowell Liebermann
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2007
  • Category : Operas
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : UOM:39015070683324

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Muse in the Machine Book

Muse in the Machine


  • Author : Mark Conroy
  • Publisher : Ohio State University Press
  • Date : 2004
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780814209622

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"A writer who simply panders to the public is seldom taken for an artist. An artist who cannot publish is seldom granted a career. This dilemma, the subject of Muse in the Machine, has been home to many authors of serious fiction since the eighteenth century. But it is especially pointed for American writers, since the United States never fostered a sustainable elite culture readership. Its writers have always been reliant on mass publicity's machinery to survive; and when they depict that machinery, they also depict that reliance and the desire to transcend its banal formulas. This book looks at artist tales from Henry James to don DeLillo's Mao II, but also engages more indirect expressions of this tension between Romantic individualism and commercial requirements in Nathanael West, Vladimir Nabokov, and Thomas Pynchon. It covers the twentieth century, but its focus is not another rehearsal of "media theory" or word versus image. Rather, it aims to show how various novels "about" publicity culture also enact their authors' own dramas: how they both need and try to critique the "machine". In subject as well as approach, this study questions the current impasse between those who say that the aesthetic aspires to its own pure realm, and those who insist that it partakes of everyday practicality. Both sides are right; this book examines the consequences of that reality."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Day of the Locust Book
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The Day of the Locust


  • Author : Nathanael West
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Date : 2019-03-05
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780735253865

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In The Day of the Locust a young artist, Tod Hackett, arrives in Los Angeles full of dreams. But celebrity and artifice rule and he soon joins the ranks of the disenchanted that drift around the fringes of Hollywood. When he meets Faye Greener, an aspiring actress, he is intoxicated and his desperate passion explodes into rage. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Dream Life of Balso Snell Book

The Dream Life of Balso Snell


  • Author : Nathanael West
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1934
  • Category :
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : OCLC:1889188

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Lonelyhearts Book
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Lonelyhearts


  • Author : Marion Meade
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Date : 2010-03-10
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780547488677

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A “breezily entertaining” look at the comic couple who hobnobbed with Dorothy Parker, S. J. Perelman, Bennett Cerf, and other luminaries of their day (The New York Times Book Review). Nathanael West—author, screenwriter, playwright—was famous for two masterpieces: Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust, which remains one the most penetrating novels ever written about Hollywood. He was also one of the most gifted and original writers of his generation, a scathing satirist whose insight into the brutalities of modern life proved prophetic. Eileen McKenney—accidental muse, literary heroine—grew up corn-fed in the Midwest and moved to Manhattan’s Greenwich Village when she was twenty-one. The inspiration for her sister Ruth’s stories in the New Yorker under the banner of “My Sister Eileen,” she became an overnight celebrity, and her star eventually crossed with that of the man she would impulsively marry. Together, Nathanael and Eileen had entrée into a social circle that included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dashiell Hammett, Katharine White, and many of the literary, theatrical, and film luminaries of the era. But their carefree, offbeat Broadway-to-Hollywood love story would flame out almost as soon as it began. Now, with “a great marriage of scholarship and gossip” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune), this biography restores West and McKenney to their rightful place in the popular imagination, offering “a shrewd portrait of two people who in their different ways were noteworthy participants in American culture during one of its liveliest periods” (Los Angeles Times). “Opens a window onto the lives of writers in 1930s America as they struggled with anxieties, pretensions, temptations and myths that confound our culture to this day.” —Salon.com “The first to fully chronicle and entwine these careening lives, Meade forges an engrossing, madcap, and tragic American story of ambition, reinvention, and risk.” —Booklist, starred review

A Bintel Brief Book
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A Bintel Brief


  • Author : Isaac Metzker
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Date : 2011-03-09
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780307787002

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For more than eighty years the Jewish Daily Forward's legendary advice column, "A Bintel Brief" ("a bundle of letters") dispensed shrewd, practical, and fair-minded advice to its readers. Created in 1906 to help bewildered Eastern European immigrants learn about their new country, the column also gave them a forum for seeking advice and support in the face of problems ranging from wrenching spiritual dilemmas to petty family squabbles to the sometimes hilarious predicaments that result when Old World meets New. Isaac Metzker's beloved selection of these letters and responses has become for today's readers a remarkable oral record not only of the varied problems of Jewish immigrant life in America but also of the catastrophic events of the first half of our century. Foreword and Notes by Harry Golden

The Lonely Hearts Hotel Book

The Lonely Hearts Hotel


  • Author : Heather O'Neill
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Date : 2017-02-07
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781443448819

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From the two-time Giller Prize shortlisted author, a dazzling circus of a novel set in the seductive underside of Montreal and New York between the wars Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1910. One is a girl named Rose; the other, a boy named Pierrot. Each display rare gifts that bring them adoration and hatred. As they are made to travel around the city performing clown routines to raise funds for the orphanage, they make plans for a sensational future. They are separated as teenagers and sent off to work as menial servants, but both soon find themselves escaping into the criminal world, participating in the vicious and absurd and perverted underbelly of Montreal and New York City between the wars. They search for each other, and one night, under the snowflakes, they reunite, and the underworld will never look quite the same. With all the storytelling skill and magical language for which she is known, Heather O’Neill dazzles us with a new tale of motherless gangsters, drug addicted pianists, radicalized chorus girls and a city whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss.

Nathanael West s Miss Lonelyhearts Book

Nathanael West s Miss Lonelyhearts


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
  • Date : 2005-01
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN : 0791081230

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Nathanael West's story of an advice columnist sits alongside the great works of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner.

Flannery O Connor Book

Flannery O Connor


  • Author : Sarah Gordon
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Date : 2000
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 0820325201

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Disturbing, ironic, haunting, brutal. What inner struggles led Flannery O’Connor to create fiction that elicits such labels? Much of the tension that drives O’Connor’s writing, says Sarah Gordon, stems from the natural resistance of her imagination to the obedience expected by her male-centered church, society, and literary background. Flannery O’Connor: The Obedient Imagination shows us a writer whose world was steeped in male presumption regarding women and creativity. The book is filled with fresh perspectives on O’Connor’s Catholicism; her upbringing as a dutiful, upper-class southern daughter; her readings of Thurber, Poe, Eliot, and other arguably misogynistic authors; and her schooling in the New Criticism. As Gordon leads us through a world premised on expectations at odds with O’Connor’s strong and original imagination, she ranges across all of O’Connor’s fiction and many of her letters and essays. While acknowledging O’Connor’s singular situation, Gordon also gleans insights from the lives and works of other southern writers, Eudora Welty, Caroline Gordon, and Margaret Mitchell among them. Flannery O’Connor: The Obedient Imagination draws on Sarah Gordon’s thirty years of reading, teaching, and discussing one of our most complex and influential authors. It takes us closer than we have ever been to the creative struggles behind such literary masterpieces as Wise Blood and “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.”

Ecosublime Book

Ecosublime


  • Author : Lee Rozelle
  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Date : 2006-02-12
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 9780817314927

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Probes the metaphor of environmental catastrophe in American literature of the last 150 years. Lee Rozelle examines the natural environment's place in American literature and culture through the lens of what he calls the “ecosublime,” an aesthetic moment that in its awe and terror provokes a cognitive and spiritual re-conception of place. Focusing on a variety of literary works and cultural artifacts, Ecosublime explores 19th-century, modern, postmodern, and millennial texts as they portray the changing ecological face of America. In the 19th century, Rozelle argues, Isabella Bird and Edgar Allan Poe represent the western wilderness as culturally constructed and idealized landscapes--gardens, forests, and frontiers--conceptual frameworks that either misrepresent or uphold ecological space. Modernists like Nathanael West and William Carlos Williams, on the other hand, portray urban space as either wastelands or mythical urban gardens. A chapter on Charles W. Chesnutt and Rebecca Harding Davis analyzes a new breed of literary eco-advocate, educating and shocking mainstream readers through depictions of ecological disaster. A later chapter probes the writings of Edward Abbey and the Unabomber Manifesto to delve into the sublime dimensions of environmental activism, monkey-wrenching, and eco-terrorism. In each instance, Rozelle finds evidence that the ecosublime--nature experienced as an instance of wonder and fear--profoundly reflects spiritual and political responses to the natural world, America's increasingly anti-ecological trajectory, and the ascendance of a post-natural landscape.

How to Read and Why Book
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How to Read and Why


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2001-10-02
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9780684859071

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At a time when faster and easier electronic media threaten to eclipse reading and literature, the author explores reasons for reading and demonstrates the aesthetic pleasure reading can bring.