Books by Nathanael West

NATHANAEL WEST by Nathanael West
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"This Library of America volume, reprinting the novels along with screenplays, short stories, essays, and some wonderfully pungent letters, demonstrates that not much has changed: West is still a satirist with few peers and no betters, and a writer of bleak, haunting power."
``Forget the epic, the masterwork,'' Nathanael West said. ``In America. . . families have no history. Read full book review >
THE DAY OF THE LOCUST by Nathanael West
Released: May 16, 1939

"There is no plot — merely scenes here and there showing up Hollywood nuts and freaks, rather than glamor girls."
The author of Miss Lonely Hearts has written in this new novel, as pointless and inane a book as I have encountered for some time. Read full book review >