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A Cool Million and The Dream Life of Balso Snell

Two Novels

FSG Classics

Author: Nathanael West

A Cool Million and The Dream Life of Balso Snell

A Cool Million and The Dream Life of Balso Snell

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About This Book

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...

Page Count
192
On Sale
06/27/2006

Book Details

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. The Dream Life of Balso Snell (1931) was described by one critic as "a fantasy about some rather scatological adventures of the hero in the innards of the Trojan horse."

Imprint Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN

9780374530273

In The News

"West's wonderfully imaginative and slightly disturbing books are still in print – even available in eBook editions – and hopefully a new generation of readers will be persuaded to try the novels." - Telegraph (UK)

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A Cool Million and The Dream Life of Balso Snell

A Cool Million and The Dream Life of Balso Snell

$16.00

Trade Paperback