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The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story - Michael Cunningham, Glenway Wescott
The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story
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This powerful short novel describes the events of a single afternoon. Alwyn Tower, 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... show more
This powerful short novel describes the events of a single afternoon. Alwyn Tower, 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781590174579 (1590174577)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 136
Edition language: English
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AC
AC rated it
Wonderful little book - so good I think I'll read the editors introduction -- !
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
5.0 The Pilgrim Hawk by Glenway Wescott
I read this book on a whim and recommendation from 'Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost', where Jeffrey Eugenides wrote beautifully about 'The Pilgrim Hawk' and Glenway Wescott. There was something in the blurb about Wescott that struck a chord in me. I read 'The Pilgrim Hawk', looked up ...
Maven Books
Maven Books rated it
2.0 The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story by Glenway Wescott
Some of the writing was well-done, but I didn't find the plot all that interesting. The contrast between the action and the philosophizing was also quite abrupt, and I especially didn't care for the latter. I was rather disappointed with this book.
SJane
SJane rated it
Wonderfully written, and the story is interesting, but failed to enthrall. Terrific cover.
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