The Day of the Locust and Miss Lonelyhearts

The Day of the Locust and Miss Lonelyhearts

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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...When they ask for bread dona#39;t give them crackers as does the Church, and dona#39;t, like the State, tell them to eat cake. Explain that man cannot live by bread alone and give them stones. Teach them to pray each morning: a€œGive us this day ouranbsp;...

Title:The Day of the Locust and Miss Lonelyhearts
Author:Nathanael West
Publisher:Random House - 2012-07-05


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