SHELBY FOOTE: A WRITER’S LIFE…

Shelby Foote: A Writer”s Life
by
C. Stuart Chapman.

From a September, 1980, letter written by Walker Percy to Shelby Foote:

The only thing to do with Two Gates is get going and let’er rip. Where I’d be hung in a book like that is the very beginning. Get on with Two Gates. Being blocked, I am convinced, means that you”re blocking yourself which is a dirty little trick to play on yourself since the one thing we need above all else is the perfect freedom to get hold of the beast, which is hard enough without grappling with yourself like Dr. Strangelove. p. 243

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