The Day of the Locust | Study Guide

Nathanael West

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Bloom, Harold. Nathanael West. Chelsea, 1986.

Scott, Ian. "Columbia Pictures and the Great Depression: A Case Study of Political Writers in Hollywood." Hollywood and the Great Depression: American Film, Politics and Society in the 1930s, edited by Iwan Morgan and Philip John Davies, Edinburgh UP, 2016, pp. 49–65.

Siegel, Ben, editor. Critical Essays on Nathanael West. Hall, 1994.

West, Nathanael. Novels and Other Writings, edited by Sacvan Bercovitch. Literary Classics of the United States, 1997.

Wisker, Alistair. Writing of Nathanael West. Palgrave, 2014.

Woodward, Joe. Alive Inside the Wreck: A Biography of Nathanael West. OR, 2011.

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