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The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

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September 12, 2015, 4:00 PM CT

From the TALK series, The 1930s
Discussion Leader: William Clyde Brown

"It is hard to laugh at the need for beauty and romance, no matter how tasteless, even horrible, the results of that need are. But it is easy to sigh," declares Tod, the narrator of this Hollywood satire. Tod is a painter, but his work is background and costumes; aspiration rather than achievement defines him. His painting, The Burning of Los Angeles, foreshadows the novel's violent climax. 126 pp. (1939)

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