9780393317688-0393317684-The Correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy

The Correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy

ISBN-13: 9780393317688
ISBN-10: 0393317684
Author: Foote, Shelby
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Paperback 324 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780393317688
ISBN-10: 0393317684
Author: Foote, Shelby
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Paperback 324 pages

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Acknowledged authors Foote, Shelby wrote The Correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy comprising 324 pages back in 1998. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0393317684 and 9780393317688. Since then The Correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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. 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. Includes an eight-page insert with photographs of the writers chronicling their friendship.

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