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A Week in Literary History

August 17th, 2002

In 1925, American experimental novelist John Hawkes (The Lime Twig, 1961) is born in Stamford, Conn.

hawkes.jpgJohn Hawkes, b. August 17, 1925, d. 1998

Hawkes rose to prominence in 1961 with the publication of his novel The Lime Twig, which might be described as a surrealistic thriller, and he took his place among the experimental writers of the day. His early works hold up best, in our opinion, especially his masterpiece Second Skin, strange and richly evocative in its language.

Suggested Reading Novels Charivari, 1949. The Cannibal, 1949. The Beetle Leg, 1951. The Lime Twig, 1961. Second Skin, 1964. Stories Lunar Landscapes, 1969.

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