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The Day of the Locust (Digital Audiobook)

By Nathanael West, Grover Gardner (Narrator)

Publication Date: December 23, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/13/2020)
Paperback (5/23/2019)
Paperback (5/28/2015)
Paperback (1/1/2014)
MP3 CD (12/24/2018)
Compact Disc (12/24/2018)
Paperback, Chinese (11/1/2010)
Paperback (7/16/2014)
Paperback (6/28/2013)
Hardcover (8/11/2010)
Hardcover (5/22/2020)
Paperback (5/22/2020)
Paperback (1/5/2016)
Paperback (1/11/2011)
Mass Market Paperback (9/6/1983)
Hardcover (7/15/2018)
Compact Disc (12/24/2018)

Description

Admired by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and Dashiell Hammett, and hailed as one of the best one hundred 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."



About the Author

Nathanael West (1903-1940)-novelist, screenwriter, playwright-was one of the most gifted and original writers of his generation, a comic artist whose insight into the brutalities of modern life would prove prophetic. He is famous for two masterpieces, Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust. He died in a car crash in 1940, while returning to Los Angeles to attend the funeral of his friend F. Scott Fitzgerald.