The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

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The Day of the Locust is a 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, depicting the alienation and desperation of a disparate group of individuals who exist at the fringes of the movie industry.

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The 721st greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 51st on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  2. - 56th on The 100 Greatest Novels (
  3. - 73rd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  4. - 84th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  5. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  6. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at

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