The Day of the Locust

The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

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Novel by Nathanael West about the savagery lurking beneath the Hollywood dream. Published in 1939, it is one of the most striking examples of the " Hollywood novel" in American fiction. Tod Hackett, a set designer, becomes involved in the lives of several individuals who have been warped by their proximity to the artificial world of Hollywood. Hackett`s completion of his painting "The Burning of Los Angeles" coincides with the explosion of the other characters` unfulfilled dreams in a conflagration of riot and murder.

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Nathanael West (proper name Nathan Weinstein, English Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein; October 17, 1903, New York - December 22, 1940, El Centro, California) is an American writer. The son of an emigrant from Russia, more precisely, from Lithuania (his father arrived in the United States in 1902). He studied in fits and starts, but read a lot, was fond of French surrealists. In the 1920s, the financial situation of West`s parents deteriorated, he was interrupted by small earnings. He was engaged in journalism, wrote for films, collaborating with Columbia Pictures and Hollywood. He died with his wife in a car accident the day after the death of their friend F.

Scott Fitzgerald (West was known as a very bad driver). Creativity Author of the novels "The Visions of Balso Snell" (1931), "Round a Million" (1934), "Locust Day" (1939, filmed in 1975 by John Schlesinger), the story "Friend of the Mourners" (1933, filmed in 1945, 1958, 1983, opera by L.

Lieberman, 2006). One of the largest American satirists of the 20th century. Recognition Unappreciated during his lifetime, neither in literature nor in the world of cinema, West became widely known after the publication of his complete collection of prose in 1957. Harold Bloom referred to the story "Friend of the Sorrowful" as one of the highest achievements of American art in the twentieth century. Publications in Russian Visions of Balso Snell. A friend of the mourners. A Whole Million, or Lemuel Pitkin`s Dismemberment. Locust day. St.

Petersburg: Ivan Limbakh Publishing House, 2001

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Nathanael West (proper name Nathan Weinstein, English Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein; October 17, 1903, New York - December 22, 1940, El Centro, California) is an American writer. The son of an emigrant from Russia, more precisely, from Lithuania (his father arrived in the United States in 1902). He studied in fits and starts, but read a lot, was fond of French surrealists. In the 1920s, the financial situation of West`s parents deteriorated, he was interrupted by small earnings. He was engaged in journalism, wrote for films, collaborating with Columbia Pictures and Hollywood. He died with his wife in a car accident the day after the death of their friend F. Scott Fitzgerald (West was known as a very bad driver). Creativity Author of the novels "The Visions of Balso Snell" (1931), "Round a Million" (1934), "Locust Day" (1939, filmed in 1975 by John Schlesinger), the story "Friend of the Mourners" (1933, filmed in 1945, 1958, 1983, opera by L. Lieberman, 2006). One of the largest American satirists of the 20th century. Recognition Unappreciated during his lifetime, neither in literature nor in the world of cinema, West became widely known after the publication of his complete collection of prose in 1957. Harold Bloom referred to the story "Friend of the Sorrowful" as one of the highest achievements of American art in the twentieth century. Publications in Russian Visions of Balso Snell. A friend of the mourners. A Whole Million, or Lemuel Pitkin`s Dismemberment. Locust day. St. Petersburg: Ivan Limbakh Publishing House, 2001