A.J. Liebling and The Moviegoer

“Unlikely as it sounds, The Moviegoer won the National Book Award in large part because of writer A. J. Liebling’s interest in Earl Long and Louisiana politics.” — Jay Tolson, Pilgrim in the Ruins



  1. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OPL says

    Bonus points for the Flannery letter!

    • Jonathan Potter says

      I have a photocopy of that letter in a file somewhere. One of the many amazing documents held in the Percy archives at Chapel Hill.

      • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OPL says

        First Mrs Lickona’s tomato, now this. Korrektiv’s a regular Tenth-Commandment minefield.

        Just a thought: If you do come across your copy of the letter — or any other nice finds from the Percy archives — a scan or photo might make for a good post. No pressure, of course.

        … Still, ‘for a possession which is not diminished by being shared with others, if it is possessed and not shared, is not yet possessed as it ought to be possessed.’ (St Augustine, ‘On Christian Doctrine’, Book I, Chapter 1).

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