Percy reader needs rec.'s

Sunni Kay Zuniga gulfgal at
Tue Mar 19 20:53:17 EST 2002

Yes, yes, yes - I too would recommend Lancelot as the next Percy foray! -
it's a grand introduction to Percy's humor and often more palatable for many
than Love in the Ruins although, depending on your friend, I'd definitely
recommend this too. What a delight I remember in reading both of these - and
I read both prior to The Moviegoer.

-Sunni Zuniga

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From: David Alan Beck <dabeck at>
To: Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion
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Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 5:37 PM
Subject: [percy-l] Re: Percy reader needs rec.'s

>The Last Gentlman might be a good one (although the similarities--child
>dying, etc., might make her think that we was a singer of one song, which,
>of course, is far from the truth). The students in my Intro to Fiction
>class enjoy Lancelot more than The Moviegoer (not enough sex and violence
>probably). But it seems to have a certain appeal to young people, But I
>guess it depends on how young your friend is and if she is offended by
>some of the language. But if she is like my students (19 or 20), they seem
>to be a pretty jaded bunch; not much shocks or disturbs them. They grew up
>on MTV.
>For what it's worth,
>David Beck
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>future for man if he spent less time proving that
>he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness
>and respecting her seniority."
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