The Complete Works of Nathanael West by Nathanael West

This collection features the complete works of a renowned American author, known for his dark humor and social criticism. The book includes four novels and various other writings that depict the disillusionment and despair of the Great Depression era. His stories often revolve around aspiring artists and Hollywood dreamers, exploring themes of fame, illusion, and the American Dream. The author's unique style blends satire and tragedy, creating a distinct voice in 20th-century American literature.

The 4151st greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 96

Since this book was first published in 1957, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 96.0.

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