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Foote & Percy: Giants of Letters, Lifelong Friends

Foote & Percy: Giants of Letters, Lifelong Friends

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Foote & Percy: Giants of Letters, Lifelong Friends

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The friendship between historian Shelby Foote and novelist Walker Percy, who were boys together in Greenville, Miss., survived for 60 years — longer than any marriage, literary agent or esthetic enthusiasm. Their letters to each other appears in the new volume The Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy. Foote talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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