[percy-l] Percy-L Digest, Vol 44, Issue 1
rhonda_mcdonnell at msn.com
Thu Jan 4 12:34:08 EST 2007
>How can one be against the world without wishing to be a terrorist--maybe
>just for one day?
I wonder if that feeling (which I understand and sometimes share) is part
and parcel of our current state. If Percy is right and the 20th century was
the century of death and its inhabitants were, in his words, death-dealing
and death-loving, what does this 21st century bring?
This conversation has me thinking of LANCELOT within the chronology of
Percy's work. If we agree with Michael, that LANCELOT speaks, in part, for
Walker (I'm willing to entertain the notion), then can we see the Percy
protagonists in a continuum of sorts? If so, Lance is a purgative character.
In the novel that follows, THE SECOND COMING, Will is able to pitch the
death urge over a cliff and to build a community rather than destroy one (at
least, that's his plan).
p.s. Michael, is this more readable??
"I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance"
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