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These collected interviews, like a visit with Percy at his home on the Bogue Falaya River, provide refreshing close-up encounters with one of America's most celebrated writers.

These twenty-seven interviews cover a period of twenty-two years, from the time of the publication of Percy's first novel, The Moviegoer, in 1961, until 1983, when he was interviewed about his friendship with Thomas Merton.

This volume is the second in the Literary ...

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Overview


These collected interviews, like a visit with Percy at his home on the Bogue Falaya River, provide refreshing close-up encounters with one of America's most celebrated writers.

These twenty-seven interviews cover a period of twenty-two years, from the time of the publication of Percy's first novel, The Moviegoer, in 1961, until 1983, when he was interviewed about his friendship with Thomas Merton.

This volume is the second in the Literary Conversations series. These unabridged interviews, collected from a variety of sources, will give reading pleasure to general readers who wish to know Percy and his works more closely, and they will be of great use to Percy scholars.

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Interviews and profiles, some informal, some not, with the late charismatic novelist. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878056248
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 6/1/1993
  • Series: Literary Conversations Series
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
An Interview with Walker Percy 3
An Interview with Walker Percy 13
Interview 36
An Interview with Walker Percy 44
Surviving His Own Bad Habits: An Interview with Walker Percy 59
American Writer Walker Percy: The Novelist as Searcher 66
A Talk with Walker Percy 72
Interview with Walker Percy 84
Difficult Times 103
A Novelist Views the Novel 108
Walker Percy on the Church, Abortion, Faith, and Nuclear War 113
An Interview with Walker Percy 127
The Art of Fiction XCVII: Walker Percy 134
Interview on Worldnet 156
Moralist of the South 169
In a Calm Setting, He Writes of the Whirling World Beyond 178
A Visitor Interview: Novelist Walker Percy 183
Century of Thanatos: Walker Percy and His Subversive Message 189
At Court with Walker Percy 208
Southern Semiotics: An Interview with Walker Percy 216
Out of the Ruins 226
Walker Percy Talks about Science, Faith, and Fiction 236
Index 243
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