[percy-l] Walker Percy's Theory of Hurricanes
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Tue Aug 4 10:03:34 EDT 2015
An essay of interest with reflections on Katrina and New Orleans by
Walter Isaacson, recent biographer of Steve Jobs.
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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