[percy-l] Walker Percy's Theory of Hurricanes

Henry Mills wppdirector at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 10:03:34 EDT 2015

Dear Percy-L:

An essay of interest with reflections on Katrina and New Orleans by 
Walter Isaacson, recent biographer of Steve Jobs.

Henry Mills
Percy-L Administrator

New York Times - Sunday Book Review
Aug. 4, 2015

Walker Percy's Theory of Hurricanes
by Walter Isaacson

Walker Percy had a theory about hurricanes. "Though science taught that 
good environments were better than bad environments, it appeared to him 
that the opposite was the case," he wrote of Will Barrett, the 
semi-autobiographical title character of his second novel, "The Last 
Gentleman." "Take hurricanes, for example, certainly a bad environment 
if ever there was one. It was his impression that not just he but other 
people felt better in hurricanes." . . .

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