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Throwback Thursday: Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

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Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust is a rare set of novels that only becomes more accessible as time goes by, reflecting the facets of human nature that have only become more prevalent in the eight or so decades since the collection was first published.

Gatsby and Locusts: The Daily Fitzgerald vs. West Prize Fight Inside of My Head

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When I was a child I had action figures. Articulated plastic made to look like men from television and the movies. To make them fight I danced them around each other until I smashed them against each other. I smashed them again and again. None of the grace with