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Nathanael West

Nathanael WestAKA Nathanael Wallenstein Weinstein

Born: 17-Oct-1903
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 22-Dec-1940
Location of death: El Centro, CA
Cause of death: Accident - Automobile
Remains: Buried, Mount Zion Cemetery, Queens, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Screenwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Day of the Locust

The day after F. Scott Fitzgerald's death, West and his wife died in a car accident after a bereaved West ran an stop sign.

Sister: Laura West (married S. J. Perelman)
Wife: Eileen McKenney (sister of Ruth McKenney, m. 19-Apr-1940, d. 22-Dec-1940)

    High School: (dropped out)
    University: Tufts University (expelled for forging his high school transcript)
    University: Brown University

    Expelled from School
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
The Dream Life of Balso Snell (1931, novel)
Miss Lonelyhearts (1933, novel)
A Cool Million (1934, novel)
The Day of the Locust (1939, novel)

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