The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore

By Brian Moore

The Lonely ardour of Judith Hearne is an unflinching and deeply sympathetic portrait of a lady destroyed by means of self and situation. First released in 1955, it marked Brian Moore as an incredible determine in English literature (he may move directly to be short-listed thrice for the Booker Prize) and tested him as an astute chronicler of the human soul.

Judith Hearne is an single lady of a definite age who has come down in society. She has few talents and is filled with the prejudices and pieties of her genteel Belfast upbringing. yet Judith has a mystery lifestyles. and he or she is only one heartbreak clear of revealing it to the realm.

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What are you trying to do? Scare someone? Just because you croaked a guy and got away with it MARGY don’t think I’m afraid of you. You know if I start talking, I can put a rope around that lily white neck of yours. You wouldn’t dare squawk on a fellow for that. Besides, I know you too well. You haven’t the heart Rocky to turn anyone up. If I thought you had, I’d finish you now. I won’t get any more for killing two than I will for killing one. Don’t be too sure about that. Now I’m going to give MARGY you a little inside information—I’m going to leave you the first chance I get.

32 By morning, West and Timony had contacted four different bail bond agencies and put up bail for the principals and the cast—fifty-nine people in all. The Pleasure Man had a Broadway “run” of one-and-a-half performances, hardly time to earn the avalanche of vitriolic reviews it received. ”34 The homophobia of reviewers was so great that few of them would even mention the “surgical mutilation” of the 38 seducer. ” I hate to admit this but I must acknowledge my shame—I enjoyed Pleasure Man. [The play] is full of a curious native wit and some rather keen observation” When the trial of The Pleasure Man was postponed, West took Diamond Lil on tour.

Gaugh, Willem de Kooning, Abbeville Press, New York, 1983, pp. 42, 48. Also Notes to Exhibit, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. * ”Dirty charity“; a woman who plays at being a prostitute. S. 52 SEX A Comedy Drama (1926) THE CAST MARGY LaMont, a prostitute Captain Carter, an officer Rocky Waldron, a pimp Condez, host of the Cafe Port au Prince Manly a thug Curley, a pimp Dawson, an officer of the law Agnes, a prostitute Red, a prostitute Flossie, a prostitute Jones, a client CLARA STANTON, a wealthy woman JIMMY STANTON, her son Robert STANTON, her husband MARIE, the STANTONs’ French maid JENKINS, the STANTONs’ butler Policeman Lieutenant Gregg, an English First Man, Second Man, Waiter naval officer The action takes place in Montreal’s red light district; a cafe in Trinidad; and in a wealthy home outside New York City.

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