Walter Isaacson will speak on Walker Percy’s philosophy as reflected in his novels. That includes the idea of “the search” that’s central to The Moviegoer. Walter is an award-winning historian and the author of many best-selling books, including biographies of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Kissinger, and most recently Leonardo DaVinci. Walter Isaacson has also written the book American Sketches in which Isaacson reflects on how he became a writer, the lessons he learned from various people he met, and the challenges he sees for journalism in the digital age. He offers loving tributes to his hometown of New Orleans, which both before and after Hurricane Katrina offered many of the ingredients for a creative culture, and to the Louisiana novelist Walker Percy, who was an early mentor.
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Earlier Event: May 31Rod Dreher & Friends
Later Event: June 1Discussion: Jessica Hooten Wilson’s Master Class on Percy’s "Lost in the Cosmos"