Signposts in a Strange Land
In this collection of occasional writings and interviews, Percy discusses the role of the novelist, the moral obligations of Christians, the place of Herman Melville in American letters, and why Southerners regard him so highly. Other topics are the mysteries of language and human nature, and the failure of science and psychiatry to penetrate those mysteries. He also covers the nature of faith, and the prevalence of the second-rate in American life and culture. Throughout the book, his focus is on the South though he says in the mocking self-interview "I'm sick and tired of talking about the South and hearing about the South." ISBN 0-374-26391-4: $25.00.
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SIGNPOSTS IN A STRANGE LANDUser Review - Kirkus
A pungent, revealing collection of lectures, essays, and interviews—some previously published in Harper's, The Georgia Review, etc.—by the late novelist (d. 1990). Percy was a quintessentially ... Read full review
Signposts in a strange landUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Eminent physician/novelist Percy ( The Moviegoer ) died in 1990. Accumulated here are many uncollected essays, several seeing publication for the first time, grouped under three headings conceptually ... Read full review