[percy-l] "What's so great about this Percy guy, anyway?"

Dave Duty daveduty at austin.rr.com
Wed Aug 31 08:11:20 EDT 2005

Is no one else on the list concerned about Nikki and the other New 
Orleans area residents?

Nikki -- if your out there -- let us know if you and your loved ones are 
ok -- God Bless -- Dave

JHForest at cs.com wrote:

> >> What would you say to a young person who asks, "What so great about 
> this
> Percy guy, anyway?" <<
> What keeps Walker Percy in print fifteen years after his death is the 
> sheer delight of reading his books.
> A key word with Percy was "search." It seems to me all of his fiction 
> and non-fiction have to do with that topic. As he said:
> "If I had the choice of knowing the truth or searching for the truth,
> I'd take the search."
> It's a subject of the search has been much on my mind lately if for no
> other reason than I'm at work on a book about pilgrimage (understood
> not only as making journeys to distant shrines but an attitude about
> being that has little to do with travel). One way of defining a pilgrim
> is a person on a search.
> Jim Forest
> * * *
> Jim & Nancy Forest
> Kanisstraat 5 / 1811 GJ Alkmaar / The Netherlands
> Jim's e-mail: jhforest at cs.com (alternative address: jhforest at gmail.com)
> Nancy's e-mail: forestflier at cs.com (alternative address: 
> forestflier at gmail.com)
> Orthodox Peace Fellowship web site: http://www.incommunion.org
> Jim & Nancy Forest web site: http://incommunion.org/forest-flier/
> photo web site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/
> * * *
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