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Day of the Locust (Reissue) (Paperback) (Nathanael West)

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Admired by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and Dashiell Hammett, and hailed as one of the “Best 100 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 one of its characters. No novel more perfectly captures the nuttier side of Hollywood. Here the lens is turned on its fringes — actors out of work, film extras with big dreams, and parents lining their children up for small roles. But it’s the bit actress Faye Greener who steals the spotlight with her wildly convoluted dreams of stardom: “I’m going to be a star some day—if I’m not I’ll commit suicide.”
Admired by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and Dashiell Hammett, and hailed as one of the ?Best 100 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 one of its characters. No novel more perfectly captures the nuttier side of Hollywood. Here the lens is turned on its fringes ? actors out of work, film extras with big dreams, and parents lining their children up for small roles. But it?s the bit actress Faye Greener who steals the spotlight with her wildly convuluted dreams of stardom: ?I?m going to be a star some day?if I?m not I?ll commit suicide.?
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 244
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: New Directions Paperbook
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Nathanael West
Language: English
Street Date: May 28, 2015
TCIN: 17175125
UPC: 9780811224611
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-8512
$13.95

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