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Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts.


Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts.

Ed. by Harold Bloom.

Chelsea House


177 pages



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 as the modernist anti-hero.

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Date:Nov 1, 2005
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