The Business & Career Center Book Discussion Group:

The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

 

There’s no business like show business…

Nathanael West’ classic novel about the movie business—The Day of the Locust— presents a portrait of Hollywood that’s less about a place than about a fractured factory of illusions at the heart of American culture. Set during the Great Depression, West depicts child stars, ex-vaudevillians, film extras, and one artist turned scenic designer, Tod Hackett, who as a newcomer to Los Angeles, narrates this panoramic tour.

Join us as we discuss business, media, art, commerce and careers, all through the surreal lens of Hollywood!

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