PERCY, WALKER, 1916-1990


Physician, writer. Born– May 28, 1916, Birmingham. Parents– Leroy Pratt and Martha Susan (Phinizy) Percy. Married– Mary Bernice Townsend, November 7, 1946. Children– Two. Education– University of North Carolina, B.A., 1937; Columbia University, M.D., 1941. Interned at Bellevue Hospital, 1942. After 1942, devoted full time to writing. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science and National Institute of Arts and Letters. Died May 10, 1990.


Who’s Who in America, 1980.


Bourbon. Winston-Salem, N.C.; Palaemon Press, 1979.

Diagnosing the Northern Malaise. New Orleans, La.; Forest Pub., 1985

Lancelot. New York; Farrar, Straus, 1977.

The Last Gentleman. New York; Farrar, Straus, 1966.

Lost in the Cosmos; the Last Self-help Book. New York; Farrar, Straus, 1983.

Love in the Ruins; the Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time Near the End of the World. New York; Dell, 1971.

The Message in the Bottle. New York; Farrar, 1975.

The Moviegoer. New York; Knopf, 1961.

Questions They Never Asked Me. Northridge, Calif.; Lord John Press, 1979

The Second Coming. New York; Farrar, Straus, 1980.

Signposts in a Savage Land. New York; Farrar, 1991

The State of the Novel; Dying Art or New Science. New Orleans, La.; Faust, 1987.

The Thanatos Syndrome. New York; Farrar, 1987.