Those of us who read Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer might remember that places depicted on the screen have no resonance for the narrator, Binx Bolling, unless he has been there and the action lifts him above the ordinariness of his life. It is then that those places are validated.
Imagine Binx, now in retirement, who often falls into contemplation about what he learned of the human condition; a journey that began aimlessly, whose attraction to journalism was … it was more interesting than insurance sales.
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H. Brandt Ayers is the publisher of The Star and chairman of Consolidated Publishing Co.