What is surrealism, and what is surreal in Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust?
Which characteristics of West’s writing translated most effectively to the motion picture screen?
What effect did the film version of Miss Lonelyhearts have on its author?
West’s writing was done mainly in the Depression decade of the 1930’s. What aspects of this decade most depressed him personally?
Why does the practice of altruism not work in Miss Lonelyhearts?