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The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

Date and Time: May 4, 2021, 6:30 PM CT

Location: Golden Age Center, 105 W Maple St, Oberlin
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From the TALK series, The 1930s
Discussion Leader: Thomas Prasch

"It is hard to laugh at the need for beauty and romance, no matter how tasteless, even horrible, the results of that need are. But it is easy to sigh," declares Tod, the narrator of this Hollywood satire. Tod is a painter, but his work is background and costumes; aspiration rather than achievement defines him. His painting, The Burning of Los Angeles, foreshadows the novel's violent climax.

Sponsored by: Oberlin City Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Ronda Schroer
(785) 475-2412


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