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Two novels by Nathanael West: The dream life of Balso Snell [and] A cool million.

Nathanael West

Two novels by Nathanael West: The dream life of Balso Snell [and] A cool million.

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Published by Noonday Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesN244-Literature
ContributionsWest, Nathanael, 1903-1940., West, Nathanael, 1903-1940.
The Physical Object
Pagination179 p.
Number of Pages179
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22351750M


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THE DREAM LIFE OF BALSO SNELL Nathanael West To A. “After all, my dear fellow, life, Anaxagoras has said, is a journey.” —BERGOTTE While walking in the tall grass that has sprung up around the city of Troy, Balso Snell came upon the famous wooden horse of the Greeks.

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