Nathanael West was born in New York City in 1903. He was an author, famous for “Miss Lonelyhearts (1933)” and “The Day of the Locust (1939)”. He later worked as a screenwriter for Republic studios, collaboratively writing “Five Came Back (1939)” and “I Stole a Million (1939)”. He passed away in 1940.
Excerpted from "Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust", published by New Directions Paperback in 1962.
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