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Essays on Walker Percy

Introductory & Feature Essays Treating Walker Percy's Writings & Life

General Essays

On A Theory of Art

"My theory is that the purpose of art is to transmit universal truths of a sort...what the artist does, or tries to do, is simply to validate the human experience and to tell people the deep human truths which they already unconsciously know."

— Walker Percy

For Introductory Reading

Special Topics Essays

For Advanced Reading

Image of Father Smith's firetower from The Thanatos Syndrome