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Percy referenced in Why It Feels Good When Your City Hits the Big Screen Walker Percy may be right. The attraction towards certification is often a function of a deficiency in ourselves. We feel unvalidated and we appropriate the decision of a location scout in order to fill that void.   Moviegoerphilosophical literatureWalker Percy

Existentialism, semiotics, and iced tea

Going back to 1985, Roger Kimball reviews a collection of conversations with Walker Percy. Mr. Percy’s chief concern as a novelist is with ”the dislocation of man in the modern age,” with the sense of ennui and meaninglessness that has shadowed so many lives, even – or perhaps especially – in the midst of affluence.…