[percy-l] lancelot

Karey Perkins karey1 at charter.net
Thu Feb 25 12:45:41 EST 2010

Definitely Updike.  Eliot of course, but is he British or American?  And he
is a poet.  O'Connor has similar themes as Percy in lots of ways, though she
is talking more about spiritual alienation and less about cultural
alienation.  Percy is talking about spiritual alienation, too, but
O'Connor's books are more ensconced in the Southern culture I think.
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[mailto:percy-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of rizwana banu
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Subject: Re: [percy-l] lancelot
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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