Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West

This novel revolves around an advice columnist, who writes under the pseudonym "Miss Lonelyhearts", for a New York newspaper during the Great Depression. As he reads and responds to the desperate letters from the city's distressed and downtrodden, he becomes increasingly disillusioned and depressed, struggling with his own faith, identity, and the bleakness of the human condition. The protagonist's personal life also spirals out of control, entangling him in a series of complicated romantic relationships and leading to a tragic conclusion.

The 661st greatest book of all time


Published
1933
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
around 80-160
Words
30,000
Original Language
English

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