Nathanael West

Day Of The Locust

Fiction by Nathanael West

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Miss Lonelyhearts

Fiction by Nathanael West

With a contribution by Harold Bloom

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Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust

Fiction by Nathanael West

With a contribution by Jonathan Lethem

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West’s Day of the Locust, a sun-blazed Polaroid of its time, seems permanently oracular.

—Jonathan Lethem

Nathanael West’s humor is of course not at the expense of the victim. It is a horselaugh at a world that is too ugly and bitter to be dealt with in any other way.

The New York Times

Los Angeles has been the subject of, and setting for, many fine novels, yet The Day of the Locust still feels like the single best-achieved piece of fiction the city has inspired.

The Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles has been the subject of, and setting for, many fine novels yet The Day of the Locust still feels like the single best-achieved piece of fiction the city has inspired.

The Los Angeles Times

West’s Day of the Locust, a sun-blazed Polaroid of its time, seems permanently oracular.

—Jonathan Lethem

Nathanael West’s humor is of course not at the expense of the victim. It is a horselaugh at a world that is too ugly and bitter to be dealt with in any other way.

The New York Times
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