The Resource William Alexander Percy: : the curious life of a Mississippi planter and sexual freethinker, Benjamin E. Wise, (electronic resource)

William Alexander Percy: : the curious life of a Mississippi planter and sexual freethinker, Benjamin E. Wise, (electronic resource)

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William Alexander Percy: : the curious life of a Mississippi planter and sexual freethinker
Title
William Alexander Percy:
Title remainder
the curious life of a Mississippi planter and sexual freethinker
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin E. Wise
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this evocative biography, Benjamin E. Wise presents the singular life of William Alexander Percy (1885-1942), a queer plantation owner, poet, and memoirist from Mississippi. Though Percy is best known as a conservative apologist of the southern racial order, in this telling Wise creates a complex and surprising portrait of a cultural relativist, sexual liberationist, and white supremacist. We follow Percy as he travels from Mississippi around the globe and, always, back again to the Delta. Wise's exploration brings depth and new meaning to Percy's already compelling life story--his prominent family's troubled history, his elite education and subsequent soldiering in World War I, his civic leadership during the Mississippi River flood of 1927, his mentoring of writers Walker Percy and Shelby Foote, and the writing and publication of his classic autobiography, Lanterns on the Levee. This biography sets Percy's life and search for meaning in the context of his history in the Deep South and his experiences in the gay male world of the early twentieth century. In Wise's hands, these seemingly disparate worlds become one
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Wise, Benjamin E
Dewey number
  • 811/.52
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Percy, William Alexander
  • Poets, American
  • Landowners
  • Plantation life
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
William Alexander Percy: : the curious life of a Mississippi planter and sexual freethinker, Benjamin E. Wise, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11720152
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11720152
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11720152
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
William Alexander Percy: : the curious life of a Mississippi planter and sexual freethinker, Benjamin E. Wise, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11720152
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11720152
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11720152
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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