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Lonelyhearts: The Screwball World of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney
 
 
Author
Marion Meade.
Publisher Mariner  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780547386386
Pages/Publication Date 392/2011
Daedalus Item Code 20742
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"[Nathanael] West and [Eileen] McKenney died young in a car crash in 1940—too soon for him to know that his lacerating novels, especially The Day of the Locust, would become American classics; too soon for his new wife, Eileen, to claim her life for her own after her sister, Ruth, co-opted it to write her best-seller, My Sister Eileen. [Marion] Meade, an adept biographer and group portraitist (Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin), tells the trenchant and secret-laden life stories of West (born Nathan Weinstein in New York) and Ohioan McKenney in a ravishingly atmospheric yet propulsive narrative. Bookish, coddled, yet feral, West wangled his way into the circle that included S.J. Perelman (who married West’s sister), Dashiell Hammett, and Scott Fitzgerald, and when his risqué fiction earned more hostility than sales, he joined the exodus to Hollywood. McKenney, the 'pretty sister,' and Ruth, the 'brainy' one, survived traumatic childhoods, then fled to Greenwich Village, where secretary Eileen floundered and radical writer Ruth thrived. A single mother starting over in Hollywood, Eileen, 27, had a brief spell of happiness with wild man West, 37, until the car crash. The first to fully chronicle and entwine these careening lives, Meade forges an engrossing, madcap, and tragic American story of ambition, reinvention, and risk."—Booklist (starred review)
 
 
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