The Pilgrim Hawk

Paperback $14.00

NYRB Classics | Aug 16, 2011 | 136 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590174579

  • Paperback$14.00

    NYRB Classics | Aug 16, 2011 | 136 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590174579

  • Ebook$14.00

    NYRB Classics | Aug 16, 2011 | 136 Pages | ISBN 9781590174852


“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 full of meaning.”
—HowardMmoss, The New Yorker

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