This Sunday, May 28, marks the 101st birthday of novelist Walker Percy. In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide to his work.
We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.
7. [easyazon_link identifier=”0312254016″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, and What One Has to Do with the Other[/easyazon_link]
In Message in the Bottle, Walker Percy offers insights on such varied yet interconnected subjects as symbolic reasoning, the origins of mankind, Helen Keller, Semioticism, and the incredible Delta Factor. Confronting difficult philosophical questions with a novelist’s eye, Percy rewards us again and again with his keen insights into the way that language possesses all of us.
Image Credit: From the cover to the excellent book [easyazon_link identifier=”0878052526″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Conversations with Walker Percy[/easyazon_link]… (Buy it now!)
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