One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Walker Percy (1916 - 1990)

Walker Percy, Obl.S.B. (May 28, 1916 – May 10, 1990) was an American author from Covington, Louisiana, whose interests included philosophy and semiotics. Percy is known for his philosophical novels set in and around New Orleans, Louisiana, the first of which, The Moviegoer, won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.[1] He devoted his literary life to the exploration of "the dislocation of man in the modern age."[2] His work displays a combination of existential questioning, Southern sensibility, and deep Catholic faith.

[From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walker_Percy]


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Handke suggested the read (via an interview). A friend agreed. Reread Short Letter, Long Farewell (Handke), and have now moved on to The Moviegoer (Percy). Will give it some time.
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