Pilgrim in the Ruins by Jay Tolson
A Life of Walker Percy

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Mr. Tolson has laboriously stitched the plots of the novels ("The Moviegoer" was followed by "The Last Gentleman," "Love in the Ruins," "Lancelot," "The Second Coming" and "The Thanatos Syndrome") to events in Percy's life, revealing a surprisingly strong strain of autobiography...
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The first major biography of Walker Percy traces his literary career back to his childhood days spent carousing with Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, and Eudora Welty on his uncle's plantation. 17,500 first printing.
 

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Published October 1, 1992 by Simon & Schuster. 544 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Madison Smartt Bell on Sep 14 2018

Mr. Tolson has laboriously stitched the plots of the novels ("The Moviegoer" was followed by "The Last Gentleman," "Love in the Ruins," "Lancelot," "The Second Coming" and "The Thanatos Syndrome") to events in Percy's life, revealing a surprisingly strong strain of autobiography...

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