[percy-l] Group Read Suggestions??
blostopher at nyc.rr.com
Tue Sep 20 03:01:50 EDT 2005
I've been lurking as well, but a discussion of Love in the Ruins just
might bring me out of the shadows . . . I agree - a timely book.
On Sep 19, 2005, at 12:11 PM, Gray, Rich wrote:
> After confessing to lurking, I want to second Steve and Tommy's
> suggestions. Love in the Ruins would make a fine beginning to a
> book-at-a-time discussion.
> Rich Gray
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dye, Steve [mailto:sldye at bluegrass.org]
> Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 11:04 AM
> To: Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion
> Subject: Re: [percy-l] Group Read Suggestions??
> Having been a member of this list for several years now, this is the
> best suggestion I have heard. It certainly beats recent subject
> matter. I am one of the "lay" members but have read everything Percy
> has written (am currently re-reading "The Moviegoer", which I first
> read in 1973). I just happened to come upon "Love in the Ruins" at a
> bookstore in New Orleans in 1988 and read it by the pool at what was
> then the Clarion Hotel on Canal Street. It would not be an
> exaggeration to say that reading Percy has changed my life. The first
> thing I thought of as I watched the events in New Orleans transpire
> that first few days was that it was right out of "Love in the Ruins".
> The odd thing is that recently I had felt that "love in the Ruins" had
> become somewhat "passé"!
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