"The Day of the Locust" is the celebrated
1939 novel about the Great Depression,
set in Hollywood, California, its over-arching
themes dealing with the
alienation and desperation of a broad
group of odd individuals who exist at the
fringes of the Hollywood movie industry.
In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The
Day of the Locust #73 on its list of the 100
best English-language novels of the 20th
century. Time magazine included the
novel in its list of 100 best English-language
novels from 1923 to 2005.
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