Disenchanted

ISBN-10: 0816679355
ISBN-13: 9780816679355
Edition: 2012
Authors: Budd Schulberg
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Description: Considered by some to be Budd Schulberg’s masterpiece,The Disenchantedtells the tragic story of Manley Halliday, a fabulously successful writer during the 1920s—a golden figure in a golden age—who by the late 1930s is forgotten by the literary  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 10/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Considered by some to be Budd Schulberg’s masterpiece,The Disenchantedtells the tragic story of Manley Halliday, a fabulously successful writer during the 1920s—a golden figure in a golden age—who by the late 1930s is forgotten by the literary establishment, living in Hollywood and writing for the film industry. Halliday is hired to work on a screenplay with a young writer in his twenties named Shep, who is desperate for success and idolizes Halliday. The two are sent to New York City, where a few drinks on the plane begin an epic disintegration on the part of Halliday due to the forces of alcoholism he is heroically fighting against and the powerful draw of memory and happier times. Based in part on a real-life and ill-fated writing assignment between the author and F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1939, Schulberg’s novel is at its heart a masterful depiction of Manley Halliday—at times bitter, at others sympathetic and utterly sorrowful—andThe Disenchantedstands as one of the most compelling and emotional evocations of generational disillusionment and fallen American stardom.

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