"The Day of the Locust". Random House Publishing (1st Publication date: 16 May 1939). ISBN 978-0451523488. OCLC Number 22865781. 238 pgs. NOTE: (1) Filmed as The Day of the Locust
(1975). (2) It is widely believed that Matt Groening
named the character "Homer Simpson" from his series The Simpsons
(1989) from West's work [Turner...
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West was practically unknown to the American public during his lifetime. On 22 Dec 1940, he and his wife Eileen McKenney were returning to Los Angeles from a hunting trip in Mexico to attend the funeral of his friend, F. Scott Fitzgerald
, when he ran a stop sign in El Centro, California, and hit another vehicle. He and his wife were killed. McKenney had been the inspiration for the title ...