[percy-l] lancelot

rizwana banu riz_banu at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 25 10:50:11 EST 2010

Percy enthusiasts,

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."
                                    Walker Percy

> 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
> kind?"
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