Love among the cannibals
"In Love Among the Cannibals, Wright Morris is concerned with primitive energies and his book is a genial, often very funny short novel such as D. H. ... Show synopsis "In Love Among the Cannibals, Wright Morris is concerned with primitive energies and his book is a genial, often very funny short novel such as D. H. Lawrence might have written if he could have been influence by John Steinbeck."--Yale Review. "The narrator, Earl Horter, is a lyric writer of juke box songs. He and his partner Mac (the 'poor man's Rodgers and Hart') are in Hollywood to work on a musical. They each pick up a girl--Mac's is a Memphis belle and Earl's is a Greek goddess--and the four take a trip to Acapulco where the primitive atmosphere reveals the true worth of each."--Kirkus. "A brutal comment on the wasteland of our culture, it is social criticism of the most vivid sort. . . . Morris is more poetic in his analysis of Southern California mores than James M. Cain ever was, and is certainly funnier than Nathanael West in the classic The Day of the Locust."--. "It can be debated whether in the novel--which is, by the way, highly readable, with some quite funny scenes--Mr. Morris has produced a parable of force and quality or just taken a rest from serious writing; but either way Love Among the Cannibals should have considerable interest for those who have so far constituted his audience, and a stronger appeal for those to whom he is an unfamiliar writer."--Saturday Review. One of the most distinguished American authors, Wright Morris (1910-1988) wrote thirty-three books including The Field of Vision, which won the National Book Award.