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Peter Viereck

Born on this date. If you appreciate Percy’s Signposts in a Strange Land: Essays, then you’ll definitely appreciate Viereck. Both were incredibly subtle, independent-minded and scathing and both happen to have been born in 1916. Here’s a piece entitled “Peter Viereck: European-American Conscience–1916-2006” sent to me by the late Irving Louis Horowitz. Irving Louis HorowitzPeter ViereckPoetryWalker…

Art and Salvation: Review of Hooten Wilson’s Walker Percy

Here is my review in the Southern Literary Review of Jessica Hooten Wilson’s excellent two books (the original and my preferred version is here): Walker Percy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and the Search for Influence. The Ohio State University Press, 2017 Reading Walker Percy’s Novels. Louisiana State University Press, 2018 aestheticsCatholicismDostoyevskyjessica hooten wilsonphilosophical literatureWalker Percy