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Walker Percy Remembered

Here’s a little gem of a book perhaps best conceived of as dotting the “i”s and crossing the “t”s (so to speak) of an already very well documented life. I don’t recommend that you go to this until you’ve read the two very different biographies — Tolson and Samway — since Walker Percy Remembered is of…

Walker Percy — born on this day

IMHO the greatest post-war writer in English and no slouch at philosophy either, each uniquely fused together. Without any doubt I’d put him up there with Kafka, Mann and Musil. The best (most elegant and most informed) biography of Percy is by the very excellent Patrick  Samway, S. J. Samway also by the way was…

The San Andreas Fault in the Modern Mind

Percy delivering the 18th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Three items: First a filmed record of the lecture Second, an amended transcript of the lecture Third, the very excellent Patrick Samway, SJ overviews Percy’s lifelong concern with science. By the way, the photo below was taken by artist George Rodrigue: check out Wendy’s blog (George’s widow) and her discussion…