Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Almost Beautiful

        Before West met Eileen, he described in Day of the Locust a nighttime view of the Hollywood Hills, below which he used to live in a series of cramped apartment houses : " The edges of the trees burned with a pale violet light and their centers gradually turned from deep purple to black. The same violet piping, like a Neon tube, outlined the tops of the ugly, humpbacked hills and they were almost beautiful ".

  • excerpt from
  • Almost Beautiful : A Life of Nathanael West
  • Thomas Larson
  • Gettysburg Review 2001
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