The Day of the Locust

by Nathanael West

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

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The Day of the Locust
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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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A poster for the 1933 film King Kong shows the famous monster ape holding helpless Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) atop the Empire State Building. Buyenlarge/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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