[percy-l] New reader

Jim Wesson gypsyjimmy1 at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 3 21:23:03 EDT 2004

yes,mr percy was a gentleman first.
i called him several times at his listed phone in
Covington wherte i think he lived with his sister. 
i am not an academic intellectual but we
would always have friendly talks . i loved his novels.
never met him but he was a down to earth person more
than all the other stuff.

--- Robert_Pauley at oxy.com wrote:
> Karl:
> I agree heartily. I came upon Percy one day in a
> funk in the Blue Ridge
> mountains of North Carolina reading about Will
> Barrett in a funk in the
> Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It couldn't
> have been a more
> perfect "man on the train" moment. Second Coming
> remains my favorite,
> the sweetest of his books I believe. I really think
> I got through that
> year because of Percy -- every page was laughter
> rich with recognitions.
> I wrote Percy and told him this, and the gentleman
> wrote me back, a
> nice, long letter. 
> Rip P.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: percy-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:percy-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf
> Of Karl M. Terrell
> Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 5:51 PM
> To: Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion;
> Percy-L: Literary
> and Philosophical Discussion
> Subject: Re: [percy-l] New reader
> * * This communication is CONFIDENTIAL * *
> I have enjoyed the few entries I've read here over
> the past few months
> since joining in.  Anything to do with Percy
> fascinates me.  However, I
> must confess, my interest has little to do with
> Percy's language theory
> (at least not the technical aspects thereof), nor am
> I that interested
> in the 'Catholic' issues (I am much too 'lapsed' in
> this area, as are
> many of Percy's protagonists).
> I am, instead, simply a fan of his magnificently
> fluid prose, his
> trenchant observations on human nature, and his
> characters who -- while
> dangerously alienated -- have struck me always as
> satisfyingly in tune
> with the rhythm of life as it ought to be.   Also,
> as a Southerner
> introduced to Percy when I was a student at Chapel
> Hill 30 years ago, I
> feel very much at home with Mr. Percy.
>  Binx Bolling was my Holden Caulfield.  His later
> heroes were mine in my
> later life.
> I would enjoy hearing from Percy afficianados of
> similar ilk.
> Karl
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