The Day of the Locust | by Nathanael West | Lucy Gray

The Day of the Locust | by Nathanael West | Lucy Gray

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By Nathanael West
Introduction by David Thomson
With 20 metallic duotone photographs by Lucy Gray

Signed by the photographer

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One of the most famous novels about Hollywood and the American dream/California nightmare, it is by turns surreal, revealing of the shams of the motion-picture business, seedy, sinister, macabre, doped-up, funny, and tragic.

Lucy Gray is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker. The photographs were conceived as movie stills, illustrating specific incidents throughout the book. David Thomson’s introduction provides the reader with an outline of the story, and an appreciation of its broad and subtle effects.

Production Details

  • Edition of 400 numbered copies for sale

  • Octavo, 9-3/4 by 7 inches, 200 pages

  • Bound in lime green cloth with printed swarm of type locusts

  • Arion Press publication #97, 2013

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    A limited number of unbound books in sheets are available for bookbinders at a 15% discount.