A Cool Million

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A Cool Million

Nathanael West was only thirty-seven when he died in 1940, but his depictions of the sometimes comic, sometimes horrifying aspects of the American scene rival those of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor. ‘A Cool Million’, written in 1934, is a satiric Horatio Alger story set in the midst of the Depression. Check out our other books at www.dogstailbooks.co.uk

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Born in New York City in 1903 as Nathan Weinstein, American writer Nathanael West was known both for his novels and for his career as a screenwriter. Uninterested in academics while attending college, West graduated without prospects and worked miscellaneous jobs before employment as a night manager in a hotel finally provided him with time to dedicate to his true passionwriting. West began working on several books and published his first work, The Dream Life of Balso Snell, in 1931, and Miss Lonelyheartsnow considered to be his masterpiecefollowed soon after. Now working as a screenwriter for Columbia Pictures, West s experience in the film industry served as inspiration for his 1939 novel, The Day of the Locust. Though he published four novels and two plays during his lifetime, West s work was not...

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