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Miss Lonelyhearts | Study Guide

Nathanael West

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Overview

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Author

Nathanael West

Year Published

1933

Type

Novel

Genre

Comedy, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

In Miss Lonelyhearts the third-person narrator stays close to the perspective of the male columnist called Miss Lonelyhearts, except in the chapter called "Miss Lonelyhearts Attends a Party." At the end of that chapter, the narrator takes the perspective of Miss Lonelyhearts's boss, Shrike.

Tense

Miss Lonelyhearts is written in the past tense.

About the Title

Throughout Miss Lonelyhearts the main character, a male advice columnist, is referred to only by his pen name, Miss Lonelyhearts. His column prints letters from the lonely and the downtrodden, complete with answers and advice from Miss Lonelyhearts.

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