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Thu Feb 25 10:50:11 EST 2010
I am trying to figure out comparisons of Percy with other American fictionists.Who are the others who have dealt with similar themes of alienation and postmodernism?
From: rhonda_mcdonnell at msn.com
To: percy-l at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 21:24:43 -0700
Subject: Re: [percy-l] lancelot
Hey, Wade, can you elaborate on that? I don't remember Henry the IV at all. I did have a sudden recall of the Prince Valiant reference in MG, but that's a bit non sequitar.
"You live in a deranged age, more deranged than usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing."
> Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 23:19:38 -0600
> To: percy-l at lists.ibiblio.org
> From: wriddick at usa.net
> Subject: Re: [percy-l] lancelot
> >Thanks, Rhonda. Yeah, I told him (my student) there is a Hamlet theme
> >("old mole") in one of his books, either LG or SC. The Hamlet motif is
> >interesting, in the father/son thing. Obviously, Hamlet's father didn't
> >commit suicide, but Percy's did. That "old mole" reference is
> >interesting on several levels.
> Is there a statement here about the suicidal costs of vengeance? A debate
> Lancelot's having with himself that maybe, "I must be cruel only to be
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