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lone·ly-hearts

or lone·ly·hearts (lōn′lē-härts′)
adj.
Of or relating to people who are looking for companions or marriage partners: a lonely-hearts column in the newspaper.
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lone′ly-hearts`



adj.
of or for people seeking counseling or companionship to bring love or romance into their lives.
[1930–35]
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Male advice columnist "Miss Lonelyhearts" (who is never given any other name) writes for the New York Post-Dispatch.
The introduction summarises previous critical views and points out the influence of two novels on O'Connor's text: William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying (1930) and Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts (1933), which prefigure the grotesqueness and shocking violence of Wise Blood.
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A grizzled lonelyhearts veteran last seen on Channel 5's fabulously forgettable Stand By Your Man.
As a result, the novel is rarely considered a site for serious inquiry, and the text as a whole is often overlooked in favor of West's later novels, Miss Lonelyhearts and Day of the Locust.
Salinger, the tortured characters in Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts, and Martin Scorcese's film, The King of Comedy, Bromwich probes into the reasons behind our obsessive pursuit of the ephemeral spotlight of fame and what this pursuit says about who we are in the 21st century.
More Nathaniel Wests's Lonelyhearts than Dave Eggers' Staggering Genius, this metafictional moment is played not with a wink but with real despair, a confirmation to Herr Abjectus that "[o]bviously others were enough in the know to know how both to reveal and obfuscate the truth."
Characterizing O'Connor's view of these writers and their works, Fitzgerald points out in particular that Kafka's writing was "too deeply pessimistic" and that West's "Christ-figure" was "sentimental" in Miss Lonelyhearts ("The Owl" 47, 50).