The Pilgrim Hawk
Publish date: January 31st 2001
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 136
Edition language: English
Wonderful little book - so good I think I'll read the editors introduction -- !
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 ...
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.
Wonderfully written, and the story is interesting, but failed to enthrall. Terrific cover.