Glenway Wescott

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.

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    The Pilgrim Hawk

    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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    Apartment in Athens

    In this story about a Greek couple in Nazi-occupied Athens who must share their living quarters with a German officer, Wescott offers an account of political oppression and spiritual struggle that is also a parable about the costs of closeted identity.