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Remembering, Forgetting and Self-Constitution: A Comparison of The Last Gentleman and Lanterns on the Levee

To mark the birth of William Alexander Percy here is a paper published in the Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Here is Bertram Wyatt-Brown’s Introduction to the 2006 edition of Percy’s Lanterns on the Levee. And here too is James E. Person Jr.’s look at Percy’s memoir. Bertram Wyatt-Brownlanterns on the leveethe last gentlemanWalker PercyWilliam…

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…

Walker Percy and the Atticus Finch Question

I’m not at all sure that Uncle Will suffered from a tragic flaw, indeed I’m firmly of the view that he didn’t. Still, on the whole an OK (ish) article (that over-plays the Catholic card). Best be advised that for an infinitely more finessed understanding of the topic one should read Uncle Will’s (Percy) most incredibly beautiful…