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Lanterns on the Levee: Recollections of a Planter's Son (Library of Southern Civilization)
Lanterns on the Levee Recollections of a Planter's Son - Library of Southern Civilization
Author: William Alexander Percy
ISBN-13: 9780807100721
ISBN-10: 0807100722
Publication Date: 8/1/2006
Pages: 347
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Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, within the shelter of old traditions, aristocratic in the best sense, William Alexander Percy in his lifetime (18851942) was brought face to face with the convulsions of a changing world. Lanterns on the Levee is his memorial to the South of his youth and young manhood. In describing life in the Mississippi Delta, Percy bridges the interval between the semifeudal South of the 1800s and the anxious South of the early 1940s. The rare qualities of this classic memoir lie not in what Will Percy did in his lifealthough his life was exciting and variedbut rather in the intimate, honest, and soul-probing record of how he brought himself to contemplate unflinchingly a new and unstable era.