Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts.
Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts Miss Lonelyhearts, published in 1933, is Nathanael West's second novel. It is an Expressionist black comedy set in New York City during the Great Depression. Plot summary .
Ed. by Harold Bloom '''
Harold Bloom (born July 11, 1930) is an American professor and prominent literary and cultural critic. Bloom defended 19th-century Romantic poets at a time when their reputations stood at a low ebb, has constructed controversial theories of poetic influence, and .
Bloom's modern critical interpretations
This resource for students and interested general readers presents ten selections of current criticism analyzing Nathanael West's 1933 novel, Miss Lonelyhearts. Bloom's (Yale U.) introduction provides background information on this writer's short career (he was killed in a car accident in 1940) and places his work within the context of Jewish Gnosticism. Discussion includes topics such as West's rhetoric of disintegration and Shrike shrike or butcher bird, predatory songbird found in most parts of the world except Australia and South America. The plumage of the European and North American species is mostly gray, black, and white; the tail is long and rounded, and the wings as the modernist anti-hero anti-hero, principal character of a modern literary or dramatic work who lacks the attributes of the traditional protagonist or hero. The anti-hero's lack of courage, honesty, or grace, his weaknesses and confusion, often reflect modern man's ambivalence toward .
([c] 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)