Tycoons and Locusts: A Regional Look at Hollywood Fiction of the 1930s

By: Wells, Walter

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[ex-library book, ffep removed, library stamp on top edge, "withdrawn" stamp inside, tape stains on covers and rear endpaper; the jacket is pretty nice-looking, minimal wear, spine has slight residue from removed call number label]. (Crosscurrents/Modern Critiques) Analysis of the major "Hollywood novels" of the 1930s (and 1940s), considered through the lens of regional fiction. Books discussed in detail are the usual suspects of the genre: "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (James M. Cain), "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (Horace McCoy), "Hope of Heaven" (John O'Hara), "The Day of the Locust" (Nathanael West), "Farewell, My Lovely" (Raymond Chandler), "What Makes Sammy Run?" (Budd Schulberg), and "The Last Tycoon" (F. Scott Fitzgerald).

Title: Tycoons and Locusts: A Regional Look at Hollywood Fiction of the 1930s

Author: Wells, Walter

Categories: Fiction: Hollywood,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Carbondale/Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Press: (c.1973)

ISBN Number: 0809306069

ISBN Number 13: 9780809306060

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 24650

Keywords: Hollywood Fiction Hollywood Novel Los Angeles Southern California Literary History