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Understanding Walker Percy

by Linda Whitney Hobson

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Published by University of South Carolina Press in Columbia, S.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Percy, Walker, 1916- -- Criticism and interpretation

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Linda Whitney Hobson.
    SeriesUnderstanding contemporary American literature
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3566.E6912 Z73 1988
    The Physical Object
    Pagination203 p. ;
    Number of Pages203
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2400122M
    ISBN 100872495485, 0872495493
    LC Control Number87030224

    Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. UNDERSTANDING WALKER PERCY (UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE) By Linda Whitney Hobson **Mint Condition**. Walker enrolled in the University of North Carolina in , studying chemistry, and entered medical school at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, from which he received his medical degree in Ciuba, Gary M. Walker Percy: Books of Revelation. Athens: University of Georgia Press, Understanding Walker Percy.

    Multiple books have changed my life, but I write about Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer—given the auspicious timing of my diary—because it contributed so much to my realization that complacency.   Walker Percy publishes 'The Moviegoer' "The Moviegoer" won the National Book Award in , and Percy was immediately proclaimed an author to watch. In "Understanding Walker Percy.

    The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Walker Percy. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, literature story are,/5. An interview with Jessica Hooten Wilson about her new book Reading Walker Percy’s Novels, a companion guide to the intellectual Southern writer.. Louisiana writer Walker Percy considered novels the strongest tool with which to popularize great ideas among a broad audience.


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Understanding Walker Percy (Understanding Contemporary American Literature) Paperback – July 1, by Linda Whitney Hobson (Author) › Visit Amazon's Linda Whitney Hobson Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Cited by: 1. Walker Percy, American novelist who wrote of the New South transformed by industry and technology.

His books included The Moviegoer, which introduced his concept of ‘Malaise,’ a disease of despair born of the rootless modern world. Learn more about Percy’s life and career.

This volume in the "Understanding Contemporary American Literature" series seeks to provide instruction on how to identify and explicate Percy's material, themes, use of language, point of view, structure, symbolism, and responses to experience.

Hobson discusses Percy's six novels, and shows the links between pairs of novels with the same heroes. Books saved Walker Percy’s life. It would be more accurate to say, novels saved his life.

The cure was surprising because Percy was a resident at Columbia University at the time, training to be a physician. He never would have expected his life to take a turn toward fiction.

View: Books by Walker Percy Books on Walker Percy. Directory. Select a directory button to peruse the available books on Walker Percy as organized by genre. Each book provides a link to its catalog description.

If you know of a book that is missing, please contact the Project. Profound and passionate essays from one of America's greatest literary voices. Before winning the National Book Award for fiction inWalker Percy was an established scholar of science, philosophy, and language.

Walker Percy has 33 books on Goodreads with ratings. Walker Percy’s most popular book is A Confederacy of Dunces. For all of the virtues of Love in the Ruins-some say it is Percy's best novel-the work that still is read the most is his first novel: The Moviegoer, published in and the winner of the National Book Award in Percy fans know the remarkable backstory-that Percy was a doctor before contracting tuberculosis, likely from his : Warren Cole Smith.

Will Percy's memoir, entitled Lanterns on the Levee () is an essential book for understanding Walker Percy's own life and work. In his Preface to it, Walker says that he owes Uncle Will, as he called him, an unpayable debt.

Acclaimed for his poetic style and moving depictions of the alienation of modern American culture, Percy was the bestselling author of six fiction titles—including the classic novel The Moviegoer (), winner of the National Book Award—and fifteen works of nonfiction/5.

Walker Percy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and the Search for Influence makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Walker Percy’s writing and the influence that nineteenth-century Russian exerted on twenty-century American fiction. Rather than getting bogged down into the esoteric debates about “intextuality” and “the anxiety of.

Percy, Walker. The message in the bottle. Includes bibliographical references. Title. PS EM4 '. 5'4 For MARY PRATT and ANN.

AUTHOltS NOTE This book was twenty years in the writing. All chapters except the last appeared as articles in File Size: 2MB. Walker Percy's use of fiction to tune into the modern malaise of despair and helplessness is well illustrated in The Second Coming where the main character Will Barrett, having lived through a childhood scarred by the memory of his father's suicide, decides in middle age to adopt the same 'out' and crawls into a secluded cave armed with various.

Walker Percy: The Hopeful Dystopian Brian Smith’s book clearly shows how Percy’s political intuitions originate in his understanding of human relationships. The first step toward. A NOVEL by Walker Percy ‧ RELEASE DATE: J Walker Percy's The Moviegoer was the rather unexpected National Book Award winner in His last gentleman suffers from the same contemporary malaise — a kind of dislocation.

Desmond’s new book, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Walker Percy, and the Age of Suicide, employs the theme of suicide to connect Percy to his great Russian mentor, Dostoevsky. The article sets out difference; the new book emphasizes continuity. Walker Percy (), born and raised in the South, was a member of that rare breed of southern Catholic writers.

His grandfather and later his father committed suicide. Then followed a car accident in which his mother died, Percy concluding on his own that this was yet another : Carl Sundell. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month of results for Books: "walker percy books" Skip to main search results.

Walker Percy’s author photo from the original Knopf edition of The Moviegoer Photo by Hazel Ogden The short list for the National Book Award in fiction was remarkable, including a number of Author: Benjamin Hedin.

Walker Percy, Obl.S.B. ( – ) was an American author from Covington, Louisiana, whose interests included philosophy and semiotics. Percy is known for his philosophical novels set in and around New Orleans, the first of which, The Moviegoer, won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.

Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book. Walker Percy $ - $Discount prices on books by Walker Percy, including titles like Comparative Tests of Chemical Glassware (Classic Reprint). Click here for the lowest price.The Moviegoer is the debut novel by Walker Percy, first published in the United States by Alfred A.

Knopf in Time magazine included the novel in its "Time Author: Walker Percy.