Title Miss Lonelyhearts And The Day Of The Locust.
Book Condition Softcover. Very good reading copy.
Edition Ninth printing.
Publisher New Directions, New York: 1962.
0811202151 / 9780811202152
Seller ID 10143X3
Miss Lonelyhearts was a newspaper reporter, so named because he had been assigned to write the agony column, to answer the letters from Desperate, Sick-Of-It all, Disillusioned. A joke at first; but then he was caught up terrifyingly, in a vision of suffering, and he sought a way out, turning first here, then there - art, sex, religion. Together, in the city's dim underworld, Shrike and Miss Lonelyhearts turn round and round in a loathsome dance, unresolvable, hating until death.... "The Day of the Locust has scenes of extraordinary power. Especially I was impressed by the pathological crowd at the premiere, the character and handling of the aspirant actress and the uncanny almost medieval feeling of some of his Hollywood background set off by those vividly drawn grotesques." - F. Scott Fitgerald.
(Key Words: Nathanael West, Miss Lonelyhearts, The Day of the Locusts, Hollywood, Fiction, Novels).