The Day of the Locust (Paperback)

By Nathanael West, 9781604443561, 156pp.

Publication Date: January 11, 2011

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Hardcover (8/11/2010)
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Paperback (5/28/2015)
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Compact Disc (12/24/2018)
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Paperback (6/28/2013)
Mass Market Paperback (9/6/1983)
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The Day of the Locust is a 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, its overarching themes deal with the alienation and desperation of a broad group of odd individuals who exist at the fringes of the Hollywood movie industry. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Day of the Locust #73 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Time magazine included the novel in its list of 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005, and noted critic Harold Bloom included it in his list of canonical works in the book The Western Canon.