Miss Lonelyhearts. Nathanael West.
Miss Lonelyhearts

Miss Lonelyhearts. With a special introduction by Malcolm Cowley

New York: Avon Publications, Inc., 1959. Reprint edition. 12mo, publisher's illustrated wraps printed in black, white, red and pink.

1950s paperback re-issue of West's 1933 black comedy about an advice columnist in Depression-era New York in a protracted state of crisis: "The letters were no longer funny. He could not go on finding the same joke funny thirty times a day for months on end. And on most days he received more than thirty letters, all of them alike, stamped from the dough of suffering with a heart-shaped cookie knife." With an introductory essay by prominent 20th-century literary critic and journalist Cowley, first published in this edition. Embrowning to textblock, light edgewear and creasing to wraps, with two small abrasions to upper joint. Very good. Item #97


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