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The Day of the Locust

by Nathanael West

Paperback, 204 pages, New Amer Library Classics, List Price: $5.95 |


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Nathanael West

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Hollywood of the 1930s and the collapse of the American dream are seen through the eyes of a refined, educated set designer and an inarticulate bookkeeper from Iowa


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