West, Nathanael


West, Nathanael
orig. Nathan Weinstein

(17 oct. 1903, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.–22 dic. 1940, cerca de El Centro, Cal.).

Escritor estadounidense. Asistió a la Universidad de Brown y se encontraba trabajando como gerente de un hotel, en el que ofrecía habitaciones gratis o a muy bajo precio a escritores sin dinero, cuando escribió la novela corta Señorita corazones solitarios (1933), sobre un joven en crisis existencial que escribe una columna de consejo espiritual en un periódico, y cuyos intentos de dar consuelo a sus lectores culminan en una irónica derrota. Nada menos que un millón (1934) satiriza el sueño americano que había popularizado Horatio Alger. Su última novela, El día de la langosta (1939), retrata la brutalidad que se esconde detrás del sueño de Hollywood. Si bien no fue en vida un autor de llegada popular, tras su muerte, acaecida en un accidente automovilístico cuando tenía 37 años, West es considerado actualmente uno de los grandes novelistas estadounidenses.

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

Mira otros diccionarios:

  • WEST, NATHANAEL — (pseudonym of Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein; 1903–1940), U.S. novelist. Widely regarded as one of the most distinguished American novelists of the 1930s, West was the son of Russian Jewish immigrants who had settled in New York City, and a brother …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • West,Nathanael — West, Nathanael. Pen name of Nathan Weinstein. 1903 1940. American writer known for his novels of dark comedy, such as Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939). * * * …   Universalium

  • West, Nathanael — orig. Nathan Weinstein born Oct. 17, 1903, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 22, 1940, near El Centro, Calif. U.S. writer. He attended Brown University and was supporting himself as a hotel manager, giving free or low rent rooms to struggling fellow …   Universalium

  • West, Nathanael —  Pen name of Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein (1903–1940), American novelist …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • West, Nathanael — pseud. di Weinstein, Nathan …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • West, Nathanael —    см. Уэст, Натанаел …   Писатели США. Краткие творческие биографии

  • Nathanael West — Born Nathan von Wallenstein Weinstein October 17, 1903(1903 10 17) New York City Died December 22, 1940(1940 12 22) (aged 37) El Centro, California Resting place Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens …   Wikipedia

  • West — /west/, n. 1. Benjamin, 1738 1820, U.S. painter, in England after 1763. 2. Mae, 1892? 1980, U.S. actress. 3. Nathanael (Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein), 1902? 40, U.S. novelist. 4. Paul, born 1930, U.S. poet, essayist, and novelist, born in England …   Universalium

  • Nathanael West — [Nathanael West] (1903–40) a US author. His novels, which did not become well known until after his death, were strongly critical of American society. They include ↑Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust (1939), based on his experiences as a …   Useful english dictionary

  • WEST (N.) — WEST NATHANAEL (1903 1940) Trop longtemps méconnu, l’Américain Nathanael West est un écrivain profondément original, qui échappe à toutes les classifications de la critique littéraire. Cela lui vaut d’être généralement présenté comme un écrivain… …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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