Books by Glenway Wescott

A VISIT TO PRIAPUS by Glenway Wescott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"Some pieces are stronger than others. The content of Wescott's previously unpublished stories may be uncomfortable for some."
A posthumous collection of short stories and essays by Wescott (1901-1987), arranged to reflect autobiographical continuity, includes previously unpublished pieces with explicitly sexual and gay themes. Read full book review >
THE PILGRIM HAWK by Glenway Wescott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

Something of a writer's writer, Wescott has always had his critical admirers, and his new publishers have enlisted Michael Cunningham (The Hours, etc.) to introduce this reprint. Back in 1940, when this slim novel first appeared, Kirkus (October 15, 1940, p. 524) noted its lack of "popular" appeal, finding it "elliptic and elusive." "In leisurely, suggestive prose," Kirkus suggested, "Wescott tells a savage story of limited import but great fascination." This tale of the jaded world-wanderers, the Cullens, finds them engaged with their latest bizarre pastime: a falcon hawk, a "symbol" of "the empty relationship of her marriage." As we concluded back then: "Rarified, a little decadent, a little repellent, this is nonetheless beautifully handled."Read full book review >