Glenway Wescott





Glenway Wescott

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born
in Kewaskum, Wisconsin, The United States
April 11, 1901

died
February 22, 1987

gender
male

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About this author

Glenway Wescott grew up in Wisconsin and briefly attended the University of Chicago where he met in 1919 his longtime partner Monroe Wheeler.

In 1925 he and Wheeler moved to France, where they mingled with Gertrude Stein and other American expatriates, notably Ernest Hemingway, who created an unflattering portrait of Wescott in the character of Robert Prentiss in The Sun Also Rises.

Eventually, Wescott and Wheeler returned to America and lived in New York City, and later on a large farm in Rosemont, New Jersey owned by his brother, the philanthropist Lloyd Wescott, along with other family members.

Wescott's early fiction, the novels The Apple of the Eye (1924) and the Harper Prize winning The Grandmothers (1927) and the story collection Good
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Average rating: 3.69 · 860 ratings · 121 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
The Pilgrim Hawk
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 631 ratings — published 1940 — 17 editions
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Apartment in Athens
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 1945 — 14 editions
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A Visit to Priapus and Othe...
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The Grandmothers: A Family ...
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1927 — 8 editions
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Good-Bye, Wisconsin
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1928 — 2 editions
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The Apple of the Eye
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Continual Lessons: The Jour...
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A Heaven of Words: Last Jou...
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A Calendar of Saints for Un...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1982
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The Pilgrim Hawk (excerpt)
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More books by Glenway Wescott…
“Life goes on and on after one's luck has run out. Youthfulness persists, alas, long after one has ceased to be young.”
Glenway Wescott, The Pilgrim Hawk

“But let us laugh carelessly like other men.
Let us be timid even among fools.
Let us knot silence around our throats.
For they would surely kill us.”
Glenway Wescott

“People as a rule do mean much more than they understand.”
Glenway Wescott, The Pilgrim Hawk

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