The Walker Percy documentary was show at the HNOC during the Tennessee Williams Festival this year. Percy’s work represented the alienation of the modern man and especially those living in the modern South. Interestingly, he is also remembered for his championing of John Kennedy Toole’s Confederacy of Dunces, which won the Pulitzer in the early 1980s.
National Book Award winner (The Moviegoer)Walker Percy has said his concerns as a writer were with “a theory of man, man as more than organism, more than consumer — man the wayfarer, man the pilgrim, man in transit, on a journey.”
Through archival film, excerpts of Percy’s work, and interviews with family, friends and scholars, Walker Percy: A Documentary, examined Percy’s own journey.
“Not to be on to something, is to be in despair”