Tycoons and Locusts: A Regional Look at Hollywood Fiction of the 1930s
by Wells, Walter
Carbondale/Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press. Good in Very Good dj. (c.1973). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-8093-0606-9 . [ex-library book, ffep removed, library stamp on top edge, "withdrawn" stamp inside, tape stains on covers and rear endpaper; the jacket is pretty nice-looking, minimal wear, spine has slight residue from removed call number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). . (Inventory #: 24650)
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