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The Collected Works of Nathanael West - West, Nathanael, and Claridge, Henry (Introduction and notes by), and Carabine, Keith, Dr. (Series edited by)
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The four novels gathered here constitute the complete longer works of one the most brilliant and original American writers. West's vision of American modernity is terrifyingly comical and diagnoses the tawdriness and meretriciousness of much of American popular culture. His greatest work, Miss Lonelyhearts, which begins this collection, is unique in modern literature. It describes New York in the early years of the Great Depression through the point of view of an `agony aunt' who corresponds with his suffering readers in ...

The Collected Works of Nathanael West 2011, Wordsworth Editions Ltd, Herts

ISBN-13: 9781840226584