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The correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy

Author: Shelby Foote; Walker Percy; Jay Tolson
Publisher: New York : Center for Documentary Studies in association with W.W. Norton, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the late 1940s, Walker Percy and Shelby Foote, friends since their teenage years in Greenville, Mississippi, began a correspondence that would last until Percy's death in 1990. Their letters provide a rich record of an enduring literary and personal friendship. Walker Percy, winner of the National Book Award, wrote six novels, two volumes of philosophical writings, and numerous essays on topics ranging from the
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Shelby Foote; Walker Percy; Shelby Foote; Walker Percy; Shelby Foote; Walker Percy; Shelby Foote; Walker Percy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelby Foote; Walker Percy; Jay Tolson
ISBN: 0393040313 9780393040319 0393317684 9780393317688
OCLC Number: 34885943
Notes: Includes index.
"A DoubleTake book."
Description: 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Master to apprentice --
Adversities and new directions --
Recognition --
The "third half" of life --
Last things.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy
Responsibility: edited by Jay Tolson.

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In the late 1940s, Walker Percy and Shelby Foote, friends since their teenage years in Greenville, Mississippi, began a correspondence that would last until Percy's death in 1990. Their letters provide a rich record of an enduring literary and personal friendship. Walker Percy, winner of the National Book Award, wrote six novels, two volumes of philosophical writings, and numerous essays on topics ranging from the aesthetics of bourbon drinking to race and integration in.

the South. Described variously as a Catholic novelist and philosophical writer, he was above all a gifted comic moralist, a writer of wit, and a keen observer of manners and mores. Shelby Foote began his career as a novelist, producing in short order five works of fiction that were greeted by favorable reviews and modest sales. Foote's reputation rests far less upon his fiction, however, than upon a massive three-volume narrative history of the Civil War that he started,

almost on a lark, in the early 1950s and completed in 1974. In more recent years, Foote gained an even larger following as a result of his role as a commentator in Ken Burns's documentary The Civil War. The correspondence between Percy and Foote traces their lives from the beginning of their respective careers, when they were grappling most openly with their ambitions, artistic doubts, and assorted personal problems. Although they discuss such serious matters as the.

death of Foote's mother and Percy's battle with cancer, their letters are full of sly humor, good-natured ribbing, and a large dose of self-mockery.

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