Walker Percy in the Ruins: A Conversation with Brian Smith

Having just finished Brian’s book Walker Percy and the Politics of the Wayfarer (which I’ll discuss at length in a forthcoming review essay), I was very pleased to come across Brian’s lovely podcast discussion with Richard Reinsch at the Law & Liberty blog. Brian’s exposition of Percy is a paragon of clarity and thus makes for a most reliable overview. (His book reflects this virtue as well and much more besides). Anyway whether you are a through and through “Percean” or a complete novice puzzled by my incessant rattling on about Percy, have a listen. As I’ve said umpteen times, Love in the Ruins (1971) foreshadowed the shit storm we are currently in.

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