[percy-l] "What's so great about this Percy guy, anyway?"
cstuartchapman at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 31 09:42:03 EDT 2005
Been thinking about you, Percy, and everybody else New Orleans-related over these last few days, and I hope that you are ok.
It's just awful.
Dave Duty <daveduty at austin.rr.com> wrote:
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.
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