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Walker Percy

Kieran Quinlan

Walker Percy

the last Catholic novelist

by Kieran Quinlan

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  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Southern States,
  • United States,
  • Southern States.
    • Subjects:
    • Percy, Walker, 1916- -- Religion.,
    • Catholic Church -- In literature.,
    • Christian fiction, American -- History and criticism.,
    • Catholics -- United States -- Intellectual life.,
    • Christianity and literature -- Southern States.,
    • Fiction -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.,
    • Catholic fiction -- History and criticism.,
    • Catholics in literature.,
    • Southern States -- In literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-233) and index.

      StatementKieran Quinlan.
      SeriesSouthern literary studies
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3566.E6912 Z832 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination242 p. ;
      Number of Pages242
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL807550M
      ISBN 100807120448
      LC Control Number95044232

      Jessica Hooten Wilson (Associate Professor of Creative Writing, John Brown University) makes her THIRD festival appearance, this time presenting her new book Reading Walker Percy's Novels (LSU Press May ).Jessica will lead a lunchtime, book club-style discussion of Percy's The Last Gentleman. * A gourmet, brown bag picnic lunch will be available to Book Club attendees at additional . An appendix offers an explanation of Percy’s satirical parody Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book. Written in an accessible and conversational style, this primer will appeal to everyone who appreciates the nuances of Walker Percy’s fiction.

      Jan 02,  · Paul Elie writes about Walker Percy’s novel “The Moviegoer,” from , which transcends its Southern setting to become a thoroughly modern work of universityofthephoenix.com: Paul Elie. Sep 13,  · Walker Percy wrote several books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestsellers The Moviegoer and The Thanatos Syndrome. He was awarded numerous prizes during his lifetime, including the National Book Award, and is considered one of the greatest American writers of /5(4).

      Dostoevsky was Percy’s greatest and most constant model, as I have argued elsewhere in Walker Percy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, & the Search for Influence. Notes from Underground was written exactly a century prior to The Moviegoer. Yet, in writing his first book, Percy figured out that he was re-writing Dostoevsky’s tale of the antihero. No one predicted The Moviegoer by Walker Percy would win, and 50 years later, as we prepare to hear this year’s winner, it remains one of the great upsets in the history of the National Book Author: Benjamin Hedin.


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