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  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:48:29 -0400

Title: Re: [percy-l] a new Percy book
I am not an academic (just a lowly lay person who has been reading Percy and about Percy) for 20 years but for what its worth I second that....

From: percy-l-bounces AT on behalf of Henry Mills
Sent: Wed 3/26/2008 12:26 PM
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Subject: Re: [percy-l] a new Percy book


Let me offer the Percy Project website as an option, or remembrances could be compiled in a PDF document and circulated and made available for permanent download. Guaranteed never to go out of print. And we can include a picture of Sweet Thing and Old Broke-tail both.


From: Jim Forest <jhforest AT>
Reply-To: "Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion" <percy-l AT>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 16:49:55 +0100
To: "Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion" <percy-l AT>
Subject: Re: [percy-l] a new Percy book

Yes, Nikki, do write the suggested book!

from another guaranteed customer...

Jim Forest

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 2:44 PM, Karey Perkins <karey1 AT> wrote:

I love all these little vignettes you relate about your interactions with Percy and Percy in his life.  They aren't in Tolson or Samway, and they really add much to the picture of the man.  When I went to the UNC archives and read the Percy papers, there were such interesting things in the notes that showed sides of him you don't get elsewhere -  a couple of times in the immense pack of papers there were some exclamations of religious joy written down in one or two word exclamations that were completely opposite the picture you get from the biographies and his writings – that of a cool, analytical, stoic man who took his faith seriously but very intellectually.

Why don't you write all of these little stories down on paper, then bind the pages together in that thing we call a book?  I bet a lot of people would buy it – at least one (me) would.  

You could call it:  Percy and me.  Or:  My Dinner[s] with Walker Percy  Or:  What Shelby Didn't Know.  (Since apparently Shelby and Walker didn't talk about that stuff.)  Or:  My Walk with Walker.

OK, maybe you'd better be the one to name it.


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