[percy-l] An interesting story

Karl M. Terrell kterrell at sheastokes.com
Fri Sep 3 11:52:01 EDT 2004

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I saw the story, but haven't read it yet.  I read his novels The
Sportswriter and Independence Day.  He's one of my favorites.  Maybe
some of the more serious literary types out there can explain why a fan
of Percy is attracted to Ford's writing.  
My own blunt, vague little theory: It has something to do with the fact
that he's a Southerner who finds himself misplaced -- in his case, in
New Jersey selling real estate -- and yet he rolls along quite
good-naturedly in this state of affairs.  He accepts the dislocation,
but not without insight and understanding.

Karl M. Terrell

	-----Original Message-----
	From: Nikkibar at aol.com [mailto:Nikkibar at aol.com] 
	Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 11:19 AM
	To: percy-l at lists.ibiblio.org
	Subject: [percy-l] An interesting story
	The followers of this list might find Richard Ford's story in
the August 2 issue of the New Yorker of interest. It has interesting
resonances of Percy's anomie and malaise. 
	Nikki Barranger 

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