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Correspondence Of Shelby Foote And Walker Percy

byShelby Foote, Walker PercyEditorJay Tolson

Paperback | May 1, 1998

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In the later 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. Walker Percy, the highly regarded author of The Moviegoer, wrote six novels, two volumes of philosophical writings, and numerous essays. Shelby Foote met with early success as a novelist, but his reputation today rests more upon his massive three-volume narrative history of the Civil War, and his role as 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 fiercely and openly with their ambitions, artistic doubts, and 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 and good-natured ribbing. Jay Tolson has selected, edited, and annotated the letters of these two remarkable writers to shed light on their relationship and their literary careers.

Shelby Foote, 1916 - Born on November 17, 1916, in Greenville, Miss., Shelby Foote is best known for his three-volume narrative history of the Civil War. He was educated at the University of North Carolina and served with the U.S. Army artillery during World War II. Foote has written short stories: Chickamunga, and Other Civil War Stor...
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Title:Correspondence Of Shelby Foote And Walker PercyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:May 1, 1998

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ISBN - 10:0393317684

ISBN - 13:9780393317688

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In the late 1940s, Percy and Foote, friends since their teenage years in Greenville, Mississippi, began a correspondence that would last until Percy's death in 1990. For this volume, Tolson has selected, edited, and annotated the letters of these two remarkable writers to shed light on their relationship and their literary careers. Photos