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The Day Of The Locust by Nathanael West

Title The Day of the Locust
Author Nathanael West
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2013-09-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780141394220
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tod Hackett is a brilliant young artist - and a man in danger of losing his heart. Brought to an LA studio as a set-designer, he is soon caught up in a fantasy world where the cult of celebrity rules. But when he becomes besotted by the beautiful Faye, an aspiring actress and occasional call-girl, his dream rapidly becomes a nightmare. For, with little in the way of looks and no money to buy her time, Tod's desperate passion can only lead to frustration, disillusionment and rage...

Title The Day of the Locust and His Other Novels
Author Nathanael West
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1983
Category Advice columnists
Total Pages 421
ISBN 0436241307
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Day Of The Locust by Nathanael West

Title The Day of the Locust
Author Nathanael West
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1950
Category
Total Pages 167
ISBN UCSC:32106006269036
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Miss Lonelyhearts The Day of the Locust
Author Nathanael West
Publisher New Directions Publishing
Release Date 1969
Category Fiction
Total Pages 185
ISBN 0811202151
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Two classic short stories, one about a male reporter who writes an advice column, and the other, about people who have migrated to California in expectation of health and ease.

The Day Of The Locust by Nathaneal West

Title The Day Of The Locust
Author Nathaneal West
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-08-19
Category
Total Pages 160
ISBN 2382261234
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Day of the Locust is a 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West set in Hollywood, California. The novel follows a young artist from the Yale School of Fine Arts named Tod Hackett, who has been hired by a Hollywood studio to do scene design and painting. While he works he plans an important painting to be called "The Burning of Los Angeles," a portrayal of the chaotic and fiery holocaust which will destroy the city. While the cast of characters Tod befriends are a conglomerate of Hollywood stereotypes, his greater discovery is a part of society whose "eyes filled with hatred," and "had come to California to die."[1] This undercurrent of society captures the despair of Americans who worked and saved their entire lives only to realize, too late, that the American dream was more elusive than they imagine. Their anger boils into rage, and the craze over the latest Hollywood premiere erupts violently into mob rule and absolute chaos. In the introduction to The Day of the Locust, Richard Gehman writes that the novel was "more ambitious" than West's previous novel, Miss Lonelyhearts and "showed marked progress in West's thinking and in his approach toward maturity as a writer."[2] Gehman calls the novel "episodic in structure, but panoramic in form. The Day of the Locust is a novel about Hollywood and its corrupting touch, about the American dream turned into a sun-drenched California nightmare. Nathanael West's Hollywood is not the glamorous "home of the stars" but a seedy world of little people, some hopeful, some despairing, all twisted by their own desires -- from the ironically romantic artist narrator, to a macho movie cowboy, a middle-aged innocent from America's heartland, and the hard-as-nails call girl would-be-star whom they all lust after. An unforgettable portrayal of a world that mocks the real and rewards the sham, turns its back on love to plunge into empty sex, and breeds a savage violence that is its own undoing, this novel stands as a classic indictment of all that is most extravagant and uncontrolled in American life.

The Day Of The Locust by Waldo Salt

Title The Day of the Locust
Author Waldo Salt
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1974
Category Day of the locust (Motion picture)
Total Pages 410
ISBN OCLC:12621529
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Pressbook used to help theaters advertise this 1974 film.

Title The Dream Life of Balso Snell
Author Nathanael West
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-05-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9780486148557
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this 1931 Dada-inspired work, the first novel of the author of Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust, the eponymous anti-hero climbs inside a Trojan Horse to find the dark side of the American dream.

Title The Day of the Locust and Miss Lonelyhearts
Author Nathanael West
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2012-07-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781448129652
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In The Day of the Locust a young artist, Tod Hackett, arrives in LA full of dreams. But celebrity and artifice rule and he soon joins the ranks of the disenchanted that drift around the fringes of Hollywood. When he meets Faye Greener, an aspiring actress, he is intoxicated and his desperate passion explodes into rage... Miss Lonelyhearts is a decidedly off-kilter, darkly comic tale set in New York in the early 30s. A nameless man is assigned to produce a newspaper advice column. It was meant to be a joke. But as endless letters from the Desperate, Sick-of-it-All and Disillusioned pile up for Miss Lonelyhearts's attention the joke begins to escape him...

Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West

Title Miss Lonelyhearts
Author Nathanael West
Publisher New Directions Publishing
Release Date 2009
Category Fiction
Total Pages 191
ISBN 0811218228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Two classic novels are included in a single volume, first, Miss Lonelyhearts, about a newspaper reporter seeking to avoid writing an agony column, with only his cynical editor Shrike in the way, the second, The Day of the Locust, about Tod Hackett, who pines for a role in the film industry, only to discover the emptiness of Hollywood's inhabitants. Original.

Title Always Outnumbered Always Outgunned
Author Walter Mosley
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2010-06-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 145161246X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley introduces an "astonishing character" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) in this acclaimed collection of entwined tales. Meet Socrates Fortlow, a tough ex-con seeking truth and redemption in South Central Los Angeles -- and finding the miracle of survival. "I either committed a crime or had a crime done to me every day I was in jail. Once you go to prison you belong there." Socrates Fortlow has done his time: twenty-seven years for murder and rape, acts forged by his huge, rock-breaking hands. Now, he has come home to a new kind of prison: two battered rooms in an abandoned building in Watts. Working for the Bounty supermarket, and moving perilously close to invisibility, it is Socrates who throws a lifeline to a drowning man: young Darryl, whose shaky path is already bloodstained and fearsome. In a place of violence and hopelessness, Socrates offers up his own battle-scarred wisdom that can turn the world around.

Title Study Guide to The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
Author Intelligent Education
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-02-10
Category Study Aids
Total Pages 136
ISBN 1645423468
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust, one of West's great novels that comments on the social and cultural properties of American life. As a novel of the post-Great Depression era, The Day of the Locust depicts the failure of one popular conception of the "American Dream." Moreover, West's novels highlight and intensify aspects of American life to show what it is, as opposed to what it ought to be, or even what it could be. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Nathanael West's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Time Of The Locust by Morowa Yejide

Title Time of the Locust
Author Morowa Yejide
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-10-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781476731360
Language English, Spanish, and French
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" . . . A novel about an autistic boy whose drawings represent something much deeper than even the doctors who study can grasp; his father, serving 25 to life for murder; his mother, trying to hold herself together and fix her broken child. It's a supernatural journey of crime and punishment, retribution and redemption that ultimately leads to a father saving his son, a mother connecting with her child, and an American family reclaiming itself"--

The Year Of The Locust by Terry Hayes

Title The Year of the Locust
Author Terry Hayes
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-04-20
Category
Total Pages 400
ISBN 0593064968
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE AMAZING NEW THRILLER FROM TERRY HAYES. IF YOU THOUGHT I AM PILGRIM WAS GOOD...

Title The Day of the Locust
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1974
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:1053051559
Language English, Spanish, and French
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While The Locust Slept by Peter Razor

Title While the Locust Slept
Author Peter Razor
Publisher Minnesota Historical Society Press
Release Date 2001
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 200
ISBN 0873517075
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Day of the Locust and the Dream Life of Balso Snell
Author Nathanael West
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2013-09-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780141907628
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tod Hackett is a brilliant young artist - and a man in danger of losing his heart. Brought to an LA studio as a set-designer, he is soon caught up in a fantasy world where the cult of celebrity rules. But when he becomes besotted by the beautiful Faye, an aspiring actress and occasional call-girl, his dream rapidly becomes a nightmare. For, with little in the way of looks and no money to buy her time, Tod's desperate passion can only lead to frustration, disillusionment and rage ...

Locust by Jeffrey A. Lockwood

Title Locust
Author Jeffrey A. Lockwood
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date 2009-04-28
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0786738871
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Throughout the nineteenth century, swarms of locusts regularly swept across the continent, turning noon into dusk, demolishing farm communities, and bringing trains to a halt as the crushed bodies of insects greased the rails. In 1876, the U.S. Congress declared the locust "the single greatest impediment to the settlement of the country." From the Dakotas to Texas, from California to Iowa, the swarms pushed thousands of settlers to the brink of starvation, prompting the federal government to enlist some of the greatest scientific minds of the day and thereby jumpstarting the fledgling science of entomology. Over the next few decades, the Rocky Mountain locust suddenly -- and mysteriously -- vanished. A century later, Jeffrey Lockwood set out to discover why. Unconvinced by the reigning theories, he searched for new evidence in musty books, crumbling maps, and crevassed glaciers, eventually piecing together the elusive answer: A group of early settlers unwittingly destroyed the locust's sanctuaries just as the insect was experiencing a natural population crash. Drawing on historical accounts and modern science, Locust brings to life the cultural, economic, and political forces at work in America in the late-nineteenth century, even as it solves one of the greatest ecological mysteries of our time.

The Locust And The Bird by Hanan Al-Shaykh

Title The Locust and the Bird
Author Hanan Al-Shaykh
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2010-04-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781408810873
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Kamila is nine years old when she is taken from the poverty of her childhood village in southern Lebanon to Beirut. She has never learned to read or write though she longs to go to school. Stories, poetry and film are her passion - and a beautiful boy called Muhammad. They fall in love before Kamila is forced into an arranged marriage, despite her tears and screams. She is only fourteen years old. On her wedding night her first daughter is conceived; four years later, Hanan is born. Kamila and Muhammad continue to see each other in secret, risking their lives. It is eight years before Kamila can bring herself to divorce her husband, as to do so means leaving her daughters behind. Beautifully evoking the dusty streets of Beirut and life in Lebanon, this is a heartbreaking memoir of an extraordinary woman.

A Cool Million by Nathanael West

Title A Cool Million
Author Nathanael West
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Release Date 2019-03-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 139
ISBN 9780735253711
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A great American satirist, Nathanael West laughs in the face of the Horatio Alger myth. Like many an Alger, Lemuel Pitkin leaves his home on the farm to seek his fortune in the Big City. By the time he is through, he has been robbed, jailed, has lost his teeth, his eye, a leg, his scalp, and has witnessed a remarkable number of assults and political riots. In A Cool Million, West etches a classic parable of America in the chaotic Thirties. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Locust Effect by Gary A. Haugen

Title The Locust Effect
Author Gary A. Haugen
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2015-03-17
Category Social Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780190229269
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An urgent call-to-action in support of ending violence against the world's poor reveals how in addition to hunger and disease, impoverish populations have become increasingly subject to assault, forced labor and other physical abuses, outlining recommendations for implementing workable solutions and overcoming corruption.