NYRB Classics: Nov-02
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
is a startling tale of murder and madness set in a time of troubles like our own. Robert Wringhim is a religious fanatic: one of God's chosen who believes himself free to disregard the strictures of morality--a view in which he is much encouraged by the elusive, peculiarly striking foreigner who becomes his dearest friend. Describing the seductive mutual dependence of these soulmates and the way--efficient at first, then increasingly intoxicated--they go about settling scores with their (and of course God's) enemies, James Hogg p... View More...