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  • From: "Karl M. Terrell" <kterrell AT>
  • To: "Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion" <percy-l AT>
  • Subject: RE: [percy-l] New reader
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 17:35:40 -0400

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He's not of Faulkner's vein (Was it Faulkner who made the wonderful
comment about the South, that "The past isn't even past"?). But I think
his Southerness, if you will, and the way he grappled with Southern
issues -- particularly in essays -- was at the core of his life as a
writer. I think the main difference is that he wrote during a later era
in the South than did Faulkner, and that the writing reflects that

Karl in Atlanta

-----Original Message-----
From: Hebrunson AT [mailto:Hebrunson AT]
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 3:46 PM
To: percy-l AT
Subject: Re: [percy-l] New reader

Knowing that he lived in the south, I still do not regard him as
a Southern Writer, cought in the intricate web of a past life being
lived in the present. To me, he just happened to live there and his
references were part of that.

H B in Austin

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