[percy-l] "What's so great about this Percy guy, anyway?"
padraig at well.com
Wed Aug 31 21:30:33 EDT 2005
Oh Nikki and all our New Orleanians (All Those at Loyola NO!):
Prayers and hopes for quick recovery are constantly going your way.
Marcus, you too are in our prayers. It transcends thought to know
what you are going through, but I hope that you are in a comfortable
On Aug 31, 2005, at 5:11 AM, Dave Duty 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
>> 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/
>> * * *
>> An archive of all list discussion is available at http://
>> Visit the Walker Percy Project at http://www.ibiblio.org/wpercy
> An archive of all list discussion is available at http://
> Visit the Walker Percy Project at http://www.ibiblio.org/wpercy
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