[percy-l] Lit Crit on Percy - Where to Start?
mitchdl at email.unc.edu
Sun Feb 17 00:27:26 EST 2008
Ah, springtime! All the slumbering Percians emerging from their long dyadic
dreams and reemerging into the bright triadic world, blinking
bemusedly...Well timed, Jeff.
Karey's list is a great help (thanks for sending that around, Karey). If
you're wondering where to start, I would say Jay Tolson's biography (a
well-written intellectual bio) and two relatively recent books: John
Desmond's Walker Percy's Search for Community (great readings of all the
novels and a sound intro to Percy's semiotics) and Farrell O'Gorman's
Peculiar Crossroads (for Percy and O'Connor in relation to mid-century
Catholic thought and southern letters generally).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Ballow" <jeffballow at nycmail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 2:35 PM
Subject: [percy-l] Lit Crit on Percy - Where to Start?
> Hi All - New to this list but a long-time fan of Percy. While I have read
> his novels and essays, I haven't really read any literary criticism on his
> work. Which books (or articles/essays even) should I start with? Many
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