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    • The Day of the Locust

    • By: Nathanael West
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Admired by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and Dashiell Hammett, and hailed as one of the best 100 English-language novels by Time magazine, The Day of the Locust continues to influence American writers, artists, and culture. Bob Dylan wrote the classic song "Day of the Locusts" in homage, and Matt Groening's Homer Simpson is named after one of its characters. No novel more perfectly captures the nuttier side of Hollywood. Here the lens is turned on its fringes-actors out of work, film extras with big dreams, and parents lining their children up for small roles.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Miss Lonelyhearts

    • By: Nathanael West
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser, Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Miss Lonelyhearts is an unnamed male newspaper columnist writing an advice column, which is viewed by the newspaper as a joke. As "Miss Lonelyhearts" reads letters from desperate New Yorkers, he feels terribly burdened and falls into a cycle of deep depression, accompanied by heavy drinking and occasional barfights. The novel is essentially a black comedy and is characterized by an extremely dark but clever sense of humor and irony.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Dana on 03-16-11

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Miss Lonelyhearts

    • By: Nathanael West
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The columnist of... the New York Post-Dispatch, Miss Lonelyhearts, is initially cynical about the letters he receives for help. They are a joke. Gradually however, the letters start to move him but he is powerless to do anything. Retreating from the pain into a fantasy world he starts to believe that he is a Christ figure, a universal saviour. But Christ died for the sins of others! The pen may be mightier than the sword but the author wields his like a cleaver, splicing images together to present a savagely grotesque world.

    Regular price: $8.72