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From: "James Jordan" <jbjordan@gnt.net>
Subject: (urth) PEACE & Percy
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 18:08:41 

    I'm in the middle of moving my office --thousands of books -- and I
cannot re-read *Peace* and engage this discussion. By the time I'm ready to,
you'll be finished.
    So, just a thought, which may or may not be of value. The drifting style
of *Peace* reminds me a whole lot of Walker Percy, especially *The
Moviegoer.* I don't recall similarities of themes, but of course there are
similarities in the writers' backgrounds and convictions, and given Wolfe's
interest in Catholic writers, I wonder if he had read Percy before writing
    I wrote Wolfe a few years ago, preparatory to my interview with him, and
asked if he considered himself in any sense a "Catholic novelist" or a
"Southern novelist." He answered "no" to both. But that would not rule out
    Perhaps if noting else, a question to him about this when next someone
interviews him would be in order.

Patera Nut. (Nutria)

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