Williston Bibb Barrett experiences a sense that something is wrong in the world and in his life. The evidence in the vels of Walker Percy which deal with the life of Will Barrett, The Last Gentleman and The Second Coming, points to the presence of the Myth of the Fall. Experiencing imbalance and indirection, Will Barrett is the fallen man in a fallen world. However, the cycle of falling and rising resonates with joy and grace as the protagonist journeys toward salvation.
The author: Bernadette Prochaska received her masters degree from Notre Dame University and her doctoral degree from Marquette University. She is a Franciscan Sister (FSPA) from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Her experience includes publishing in The Pacific Voice, Annalecta Husserliana and Sisters Today. Dr. Prochaska also spent ten years as Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Agana in Guam.
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
American University Studies Series 24: American Literature