[percy-l] "...to the gas chamber..."

Robert_Pauley at oxy.com Robert_Pauley at oxy.com
Wed Mar 5 20:26:14 EST 2003

It was Percy quoting O'Connor.
R. Pauley

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From: Karey L. Perkins [mailto:karey at charter.net] 
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Subject: [percy-l] "...to the gas chamber..."

I wasn't sure if it was Percy who had originally said this, or Percy quoting
Flannery O'Connor or someone else.  I recently came across it in "Signposts
in a Strange Land" in the epilogue "An Interview with Zoltan Abadi-Nagy" --
last line (p. 396, Picador).  
Am I correct in assuming this is a "Percy original" and this is the first
time the phrase had been said?  Or is he referring to another use of the
By the way, I just finished Tolson's biography of Percy ("Pilgrim in the
Ruins") and I thought it was fantastic.  

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