[percy-l] Hello from a new member.

Gray, Rich RGray at montreat.edu
Tue Feb 17 08:31:25 EST 2009



Have you read any of Percy's essays or interviews or the two biographies
on him?  I don't want to throw a bunch of books at you, but Percy's
non-fictional statements about what makes people and the world tick,
reflect in his novels.


Rich Gray


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Good evening, all.

My name is Enos, and I've just signed up here at Percy-L. I've visited
here several times over the past few years, and while the discussion
here seems rather sporadic, it's still (in so far as I can tell) the
only Percy-centric message board going. So, here I am.

I'm 34, male, and I live and work (nominally given the current economic
climate) in North Alabama.  With regards to those topics most often
discussed on this board, I am largely self-educated. 

I believe I came to Dr. Percy via Richard Ford, whose work (especially
the Bascombe novels) I very much admire. I recall having heard or read
somewhere Ford having remarked on Percy's influence, and I suppose I
went from there. 

The degree to which Dr. Percy's writings have influenced my thinking
(or, perhaps better said, clarified already-brewing thought processes)
over the past several years is difficult to understate. And just as Ford
gifted me with Percy, Percy has gifted me with Dostoyevsky and
Kierkegaard. Suffice it to say, it's been quite a literary pilgrimage. 

Anyway, I look forward to reading and participating here.  Y'all take


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