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    • Miss Lonelyhearts

    • By: Nathanael West
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser, Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 57 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: $10.67