For we wrestle, not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. --Ephesians, 6:12
BELINDA: Ay, but you know we must return good for evil. LADY BRUTE: That may be a mistake in the translation --Sir John Vanbrugh The Provoked Wife
Dark, dark my light, and darker my desire, My Soul, like some heat-maddened summer fly, Keeps buzzing at the sill. Which I is I? --Theodore Roethke In a Dark Time
To Jason Epstein
In a late winter evening in 1983, while driving through fog along the Maine coast, recollections of old campfires began to drift into the March mist, and I thought of the Abnaki Indians of the Algonquin tribe who dwelt near Bangor a thousand years ago.
"The most daring, ambitious and by far the best written of the several very long, daring and ambitious books Norman Mailer has so far produced....Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book....There can no longer be any doubt that he possesses the largest mind and imagination at work in American literature today." CHICAGO TRIBUNE Narrated by Harry Hubbard, a second-generation CIA man, HARLOT'S GHOST looks into the depths of the American soul and the soul of Hugh Tremont Montague, code name Harlot, a CIA man obsessed. And Harry is about to discover how far the madness will go and what it means to the Agency and the country.... A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club
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As the protege+a7 of the legendary intelligence officer Hugh Tremont Montague--known as Harlot--Harry Hubbard is transformed by his life of subterfuge and delusion and is drawn into a life of moral purpose.