The Lime Twig by John Hawkes


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London: Chatto & Windus, 1968. Second edition. Hardcover. 175pp. Introduction by Leslie A. Fiedler. Small tear to jacket in the top right corner, two more on the rear, spine faded, a near-fine copy in a very good jacket. 

The fourth novel from the American writer, his first to be published in Britain. 

Flannery O'Connor commented in a letter; "You suffer The Lime Twig like a dream. It seems to be something that is happening to you, that you want to escape from but can't."

Literary critic Leslie Fiedler in the introduction states: "For the sake of art and the truth, [Hawkes] dissolves the rational universe which we are driven, for the sake of sanity and peace, to manufacture out of the chaos of memory, impression, reflex and fantasy."