Blurb for Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The book, though it puts Gorki's ‘The Lower Depths’ in the class with ‘The Tale of Benjamin Bunny,’ certainly has scenes of extraordinary power—if that phrase is still in use. Especially I was impressed by the pathological crowd at the premiere, the character and handling of the aspirant actress and the uncanny almost medieval feeling of some of his Hollywood background set off by those vividly drawn grotesques.”

Published on the dust jacket of Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust (New York: New Directions, 1950); the text taken from Fitzgerald's letter.

Not illustrated.