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Day of the Locust (miękka)

lit. obcojęzyczna

  • Wydawnictwo 3a Corporation
  • Oprawa miękka
  • Ilość stron 192
  • Dostępność niedostępny

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Tod Hackett is a brilliant young artist and a man in danger of losing his heart Brought to an LA studio as a setdesigner he is soon caught up in a fantasy world where the cult of celebrity rules But when he becomes besotted by the beautiful Faye an aspiring actress and occasional callgirl his dream rapidly becomes a nightmare For with little in the way of looks and no money to buy her time Tods desperate passion can only lead to frustration disillusionment and rage nbsp This book is a Penguin Red Classicnbsp To see other Penguin Reds visit the minisite by clickingnbsphere Around quitting time Tod Hackett heard a great din on the road outside his office The groan of leather mingled with the jangle of iron and over all beat the tattoo of a thousand hooves He hurried to the window An army of cavalry and foot was passing It moved like a mob its lines broken as though fleeing from some terrible defeat The dolmans of the hussars the heavy shakos of the guards Hanoverian light horse with their flat leather caps and flowing red plumes were all jumbled together in bobbing disorder Behind the cavalry came the infantry a wild sea of waving sabretaches sloped muskets crossed shoulder belts and swinging cartridge boxes Tod recognized the scarlet infantry of England with their white shoulder pads the black infantry of the Duke of Brunswick the French grenadiers with their enormous white gaiters the Scotch with bare knees under plaid skirts While he watched a little fat man wearing a cork sunhelmet polo shirt and knickers darted around the corner of the building in pursuit of the army ldquoStage Ninemdashyou bastardsmdashStage Ninerdquo he screamed through a small megaphone The cavalry put spur to their horses and the infantry broke into a dogtrot The little man in the cork hat ran after them shaking his fist and cursing Tod watched until they had disappeared behind half a Mississippi steamboat then put away his pencils and drawing board and left the office On the sidewalk outside the studio he stood for a moment trying to decide whether to walk home or take a streetcar He had been in Hollywood less than three months and still found it a very exciting place but he was lazy and didnrsquot like to walk He decided to take the streetcar as far as Vine Street and walk the rest of the way A talent scout for National Films had brought Tod to the Coast after seeing some of his drawings in an exhibit of undergraduate work at the Yale School of Fine Arts He had been hired by telegram If the scout had met Tod he probably wouldnrsquot have sent him to Hollywood to learn set and costume designing His large sprawling body his slow blue eyes and sloppy grin made him seem completely without talent almost doltish in fact Yes despite his appearance he was really a very complicated young man with a whole set of personalities one inside the other like a nest of Chinese boxes And ldquoThe Burning of Los Angelesrdquo a picture he was soon to paint definitely proved he had talent nbsp
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Szczegóły
  • Dział: Literatura obcojęzyczna
  • Wydawnictwo: 3a Corporation
  • Oprawa: miękka
  • Okładka: miękka
  • Ilość stron: 192
  • ISBN: 978-0-14-102365-6
  • Wprowadzono: 13.04.2011

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