Languages of Mystery: Walker Percy's Legacy in Contemporary Southern Fiction

  title={Languages of Mystery: Walker Percy's Legacy in Contemporary Southern Fiction},
  author={Farrell O'gorman},
  journal={The Southern Literary Journal},
  pages={119 - 97}
"For me [Walker Percy] was the writer who told me ... that everything can be magic--a trunk in an attic, the ninth green of a golf course. We all go through hating the South, even though Quentin said, `I don't hate it, I don't hate it, I don't, I don't.' Oh yes we did, a lot of us, for a long time.... Then Walker walked out on a golf course and the South--our South--came alive. An old greenhouse became a castle. A cave became not more than a cave but the true cave of man's self-deception and… Expand
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