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    DescriptionThis powerful short novel describes the events of a single afternoon. Alwyn Towers, an American expatriate and sometime novelist, is staying with a friend outside of Paris, when a well-heeled, itinerant Irish couple drops in-with Lucy, their trained hawk, a restless, sullen, disturbingly totemic presence. Lunch is prepared, drink flows. A masquerade, at once harrowing and farcical, begins. A work of classical elegance and concision, The Pilgrim Hawk stands with Faulkner's The Bear as one of the finest American short novels: a beautifully crafted story that is also a poignant evocation of the implacable power of love.


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    Title
    Pilgrim Hawk
    Subtitle
    A Love Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Glenway Wescott, Introduction by Michael Cunningham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 136
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 45 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590174579
    ISBN 10: 1590174577
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    DC22: 813.52
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    BISAC V2.8: FIC045000
    DC22: 813/.52
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26108870
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3545.E827 P5 2001
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    The New York Review of Books, Inc
    Imprint name
    New York Review of Books Classics
    Publication date
    25 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Glenway Wescott (1901-1987) was the author of the novels The Grandmothers and Apartment in Athens, in addition to several collections of stories and essays. His life-as revealed in his published journals and a joint biography of him and his lover, Monroe Wheeler-has been the subject of increasing interest in recent years. Michael Cunningham is the author of the novels A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours (winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award and Pulitzer Prize), and Specimen Days. He lives in New York.
    Review quote
    "Among this century's finest English-language novellas." --Samuel R. Delaney "The ever-astonishing "Pilgrim Hawk" belongs, in my view, among the treasures of twentieth-century American literature, however untypical are its sleek, subtle vocabulary, the density of its attention to character, its fastidious pessimism, and the clipped worldliness of its point of view." --Susan Sontag "[Wescott's] pulling of the rug of surety from under the reader's feet is nothing less than what happens to a person proceeding through life. [In the book] I find a deeper, sadder truth: the truth of never being able to get to the bottom of it, of any of it. Of love. Of marriage. Of sex. Of this life itself, so full of appetite and thinking." --Jeffrey Eugenides, "Lost Classics " "The reader is constantly being repositioned, constantly being forced to see something he didn't quite see before. Mr. Wescott's world is self-contained and precarious, and like the real one, endlessly f