The Day of the Locust

The Day of the Locust is an exposure of the sordid reality beneath the surface of Hollywood, where West worked and The Dream Life of Balso Snell is a surrealist fantasy.

Author: Nathanael West

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0141182881

Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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The Day of the Locust is an exposure of the sordid reality beneath the surface of Hollywood, where West worked and The Dream Life of Balso Snell is a surrealist fantasy.

The Day of the Locust and Miss Lonelyhearts

In The Day of the Locust a young artist, Tod Hackett, arrives in LA full of dreams.

Author: Nathanael West

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448129652

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In The Day of the Locust a young artist, Tod Hackett, arrives in LA 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... Miss Lonelyhearts is a decidedly off-kilter, darkly comic tale set in New York in the early 30s. A nameless man is assigned to produce a newspaper advice column. It was meant to be a joke. But as endless letters from the Desperate, Sick-of-it-All and Disillusioned pile up for Miss Lonelyhearts's attention the joke begins to escape him...

Miss Lonelyhearts

"The work of Nathanael West, savagely, comically, tragically original, has come into its own," said novelist and screenwriter Budd Schulberg.

Author: Nathanael West

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811218228

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

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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 The Day of the Locust

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.

Author: Nathanael West

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811202151

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

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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.

Modernism in The Day of the Locust 1939 by Nathanael West

I will point out the features of modernism in the novel because, as Randall Reid states, "[i

Author: Linda Schug

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640237937

Category:

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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Frankfurt (Main), course: Decadence and Moderism in the Late 20th Century American Cinema, 22 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Double spaced, abstract: Jonathan Veitch asserts in the preface of his book American Superrealism that critics have had problems in placing Nathanael West within the literature of the 1930s and American literature in general. They understood him for example as "a poet of darkness," as "an apocalyptic writer," as "a homegrown surrealist," as "a writer of the left," as a "universal satirist," in a way as "the prototype of the contemporary Jewish-American novelist" (Wisker 1-2) or as a realistic writer (Martin, see Roberts). Although some of these characterizations are contradictory, they all fit because they reflect different facets of the author, or rather his work. West combined all these elements and probably even several others in his writings. His "style was never constant. At times his pictorial technique closely resembles collage [but also] cartoon strips, movies, and several different schools of painting, as well as such non-graphic visual arts as the tableau and the dance." (Reid 9) Taking the (though not planned) final result of his development as a writer, his last book The Day of the Locust (1939) as an example, I want to show in my essay that at least one of West's books does not "fall between the different schools of writing" (Wisker 2), as he once noted. He is certainly a representative of modernism, the "literary movement" and "point of view" of his time (see O'Conner) not only because a "struggle for definition is part of what those years are about" (Wisker 121). Nathanael West was influenced by the same historical events and used many of the strategies other contemporary writers employed to express his way of seeing the world. I will point out the features of modernism in the novel because,

The Thousand Year Reign of Christ

In many ways this is the most authoritative work on the thousand year reign of Christ ever to appear in English.

Author: Nathaniel West

Publisher:

ISBN: 0825440009

Category: Religion

Page: 493

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In many ways this is the most authoritative work on the thousand year reign of Christ ever to appear in English.

Inventing Santa Claus

In 1771, at the age of twenty-three, Henry became the owner of Locust Grove, the
southern most part of his father's land. ... of land making up present-day Locust
Grove, Locust LIVINGSTONS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY Grove has had a rich.

Author: Carlo DeVito

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 9781604337358

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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The evidence of the Christmas debate is presented for you to decide: was Clement C. Moore the actual author of The Night Before Christmas? You know the poem, but do you know its controversy? Inventing Santa Claus presents all the details of the heated argument surrounding one of the most celebrated Yuletide poems of all time. Learn both sides of the story and all the evidence supporting either Clement C. Moore or Henry Livingston Jr. or other potential authors! Input from the experts, as well as the rulings of Troy, New York’s own mock trial, are presented in full for your own deductions. Who really wrote "The Night Before Christmas"?

A Dictionary of the Bible

locusts, and cist them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the
coasts of Egypt." The plague being ... In the present day locusts suddenly appear
in the cultivated land, coming from the desert in a column of great length. They fly
 ...

Author: William Smith

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ISBN: BML:37001101756471

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The Dream Life of Balso Snell

In this 1931 Dada-inspired work, the first novel of the author of Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust, the eponymous anti-hero climbs inside a Trojan Horse to find the dark side of the American dream.

Author: Nathanael West

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0486433897

Category: Fiction

Page: 59

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In this 1931 Dada-inspired work, the first novel of the author of Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust, the eponymous anti-hero climbs inside a Trojan Horse to find the dark side of the American dream.

The Story of the Exodus

And they shall be a plague which neither thy fathers nor thy fathers' fathers have
seen since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day.' Locusts are
creatures like grasshoppers, much dreaded in the East on account of the terrible
 ...

Author: Sir Frances Edward Younghusband

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063630605

Category: Bible

Page: 148

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Arts Humanities Citation Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015064551727

Category: Arts

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A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Reports

Locust Ridge further claims that sales to Mid - Louisiana will involve
approximately 285 MMBtu per day . Locust Ridge considers to be a de minimus
amount . Based upon a review of the filing of Locust Ridge , the Commission
finds that the ...

Author: United States. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034742141

Category: Energy conservation

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The True Latter Day Saints Herald

... rible doom than hell , or a more fiery scrubrighter home than heaven ? - more
termay give unto you , the spirit of wisdom tiny than the last judgment ? Avaunt !
ye and REVELATION in the knowledge of latter - day locust hosts of imposters .

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ISBN: WISC:89067424820

Category: Mormons

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American Superrealism

In American Superrealism, Jonathan Veitch examines West’s letters, short stories, screenplays and novels—some of which are discussed here for the first time—as well as West’s collaboration with William Carlos Williams during their ...

Author: Jonathan Veitch

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299157032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Nathanael West has been hailed as “an apocalyptic writer,” “a writer on the left,” and “a precursor to postmodernism.” But until now no critic has succeeded in fully engaging West’s distinctive method of negation. In American Superrealism, Jonathan Veitch examines West’s letters, short stories, screenplays and novels—some of which are discussed here for the first time—as well as West’s collaboration with William Carlos Williams during their tenure as the editors of Contact. Locating West in a lively, American avant-garde tradition that stretches from Marcel Duchamp to Andy Warhol, Veitch explores the possibilities and limitations of dada and surrealism—the use of readymades, scatalogical humor, human machines, “exquisite corpses”—as modes of social criticism. American Superrealism offers what is surely the definitive study of West, as well as a provocative analysis that reveals the issue of representation as the central concern of Depression-era America.

Tycoons and Locusts a Regional Look at Hollywood Fiction of the 1930s

His conclusion, which makes this book more than just another study of the fiction of the 1930s, is that the Hollywood-Southland region imposed these attitudes on the writers, whose fiction thus illus­trates important and interesting ...

Author: Walter Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012402692

Category: American fiction

Page: 139

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The fascination and lure of Hollywood during the Great Depression are explored in this unique and perceptive book. Wells concentrates on eight works: James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice, Horace McCoy’s They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, John O’Hara’s Hope of Heaven, Nathanael West’s Day of the Locust, Budd Schulberg’s What Makes Sammy Run?, Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely, and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon and The Pat Hobby Stories. Dominating and unifying the fiction discussed is an overriding theme of dis­solution, of falseness, of cynicism, Wells finds. His conclusion, which makes this book more than just another study of the fiction of the 1930s, is that the Hollywood-Southland region imposed these attitudes on the writers, whose fiction thus illus­trates important and interesting literary uses of region.

Report

Snow squalls a greater part of the day ; strong gale from the northwest all day
and night . Garrison's , N. Y. ... Skanenteles , N. Y. - December 27 - A most
boisterous day , and snow drifted badly . 28th. ... the day . Locust Farm , N. J. -
December ...

Author: United States Department of Agriculture

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112107702679

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