Tag Archives: Nathaniel West

Waiting for the End

Living in Hollywood is like waiting for the end of the world. This is where things go crazy, but perhaps living in America is like waiting for the end of the world. Donald Trump is an apocalyptic president – he’ll … Continue reading

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In the Dismal Swamp

In Nathaniel West’s 1933 novel Miss Lonelyhearts – yes, a bit obscure – in the chapter “Miss Lonelyhearts in the Dismal Swamp” – that’s meant somewhat ironically – there’s this passage: He sat in the window thinking. Man has a … Continue reading

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Going West

Yes, some of us end up in Hollywood, but not for the reasons you’d expect. Sure, this apartment building just off the Sunset Strip, which looks like the set of Melrose Place and is sometimes actually used in films, has … Continue reading

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