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Walker Percy s The Moviegoer at Fifty

Walker Percy s The Moviegoer at Fifty Author Jennifer Levasseur
ISBN-10 9780807162750
Release 2016-04-11
Pages 200
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Walker Percy s The Moviegoer at Fifty has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Walker Percy s The Moviegoer at Fifty also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Walker Percy s The Moviegoer at Fifty book for free.

The Moviegoer

The Moviegoer Author Walker Percy
ISBN-10 9781453216255
Release 2011-03-29
Pages 191
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In this National Book Award­–winning novel, a young man, torn between the forces of tradition and change, searches for meaning in postwar America. On the cusp of his thirtieth birthday, Binx Bolling is a lost soul. A stockbroker and member of an established New Orleans family, Binx’s one escape is the movie theater that transports him from the falseness of his life. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Binx, along with his cousin Kate, sets out to find his true purpose amid the excesses of the carnival that surrounds him. Buoyant yet powerful, The Moviegoer is a poignant indictment of modern values, and an unforgettable story of a week that will change two lives forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Walker Percy including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Love in the Ruins

Love in the Ruins Author Walker Percy
ISBN-10 9781453216200
Release 2011-03-29
Pages 379
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A “brilliant and hilarious” novel of the end times in America and one psychiatrist’s quest to save mankind, from a New York Times–bestselling author (Dallas Morning News). The United States seems to be on the brink of catastrophe. From the abandoned cars littering the highways (no one remembers how to fix them) to the endless hours spent on the golf course (now open twenty-four hours for those who can’t bother to wait until daylight to putt) to the starkly polarized political and religious factions dividing the country (which are increasingly difficult to tell apart), it is startlingly evident that the great experiment of the American Dream has failed. The only problem is that no one has noticed. No one, that is, except Dr. Thomas More. Dr. More, an alcoholic, womanizing, lapsed-Catholic psychiatrist, has invented the lapsometer: a machine capable of diagnosing and curing the spiritual afflictions that are speeding society toward its inevitable collapse. If used correctly, the lapsometer could make anxiety, depression, alienation, and racism things of the past. But, in the wrong hands, it could propel the nation even more quickly into chaos. Hailed as “vividly entertaining” by the Los Angeles Times and “profoundly moving” by the Milwaukee Journal, Love in the Ruins is a towering, mind-bending work of satirical speculative fiction by the National Book Award–winning author of The Moviegoer.

The Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy

The Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy Author Shelby Foote
ISBN-10 0393317684
Release 1998-05-01
Pages 310
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Collected letters offer a glimpse into a lifelong friendship--recording ambitions, artistic doubts, and personal problems

Lost in the Cosmos

Lost in the Cosmos Author Walker Percy
ISBN-10 9780374191658
Release 1983
Pages 262
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A distinguished novelist presents his observations on the cosmos, the self, the relationship between them, and present and prospective events, circumstances, and developments affecting that relationship

The Thanatos Syndrome

The Thanatos Syndrome Author Walker Percy
ISBN-10 0449911969
Release 1996-08-01
Pages 372
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The 1990s. Euthanasia and quarantines for AIDS have become the norm. But can even this world sanction a substance that "improves" people's behavior and so reduces crime, unemployment and teen pregnancy? A riveting bestseller by the author of The Moviegoer.

Fifty Southern Writers After 1900

Fifty Southern Writers After 1900 Author Joseph M. Flora
ISBN-10 UOM:39015012066596
Release 1987
Pages 628
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The Message in the Bottle

The Message in the Bottle Author Walker Percy
ISBN-10 9781453216408
Release 2011-03-29
Pages 335
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Profound and passionate essays from one of America’s greatest literary voicesBefore winning the National Book Award for fiction in 1962, Walker Percy was an established scholar of science, philosophy, and language. Presented here are his strongest essays in those subjects, offering what he called a “theory of man for a new age.” Ambitious yet readable, The Message in the Bottle encapsulates the philosophical foundations of his groundbreaking novels, perfect for Percy fans and new readers alike. From discussions on the dislocation of man in the twentieth century to theories on why humans talk while other animals do not, thisis an enlightening collection from one of the South’s most celebrated writers.

Signposts in a Strange Land

Signposts in a Strange Land Author Walker Percy
ISBN-10 9781453216378
Release 2011-03-29
Pages 428
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A captivating collection of writings on Southern life by one of the masters of American literaturePublished just after Walker Percy’s death, Signposts in a Strange Land takes readers through the philosophical, religious, and literary ideas of one of the South’s most profound and unique thinkers. Each essay is laced with wit and insight into the human condition. From race relations and the mysteries of existence, to Catholicism and the joys of drinking bourbon, this collection offers a window into the underpinnings of Percy’s celebrated novels and brings to light the stirring thoughts and voice of a giant of twentieth century literature.

The Last Gentleman

The Last Gentleman Author Walker Percy
ISBN-10 9781453216231
Release 2011-03-29
Pages 319
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National Book Award Finalist: A lonely Southerner forges a surprising bond with a New York family in this “brilliant” novel by the author of The Moviegoer (Time). Will Barrett has never felt at peace. After moving from his native South to New York City, Will’s most meaningful human connections come through the lens of a telescope in Central Park, from which he views the comings and goings of the eccentric Vaught family. But Will’s days as a spectator end when he meets the Vaught patriarch and accepts a job in the Mississippi Delta as caretaker for the family’s ailing son, Jamie. Once there, he is confronted not only by his personal demons, but also his growing love for Jamie’s sister, Kitty, and a deepening relationship with the Vaught family that will teach him the true meaning of home.


Eveningland Author Michael Knight
ISBN-10 9780802189370
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 304
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“Michael Knight is more than a master of the short story. He knows the true pace of life and does not cheat it, all the while offering whopping entertainment.”—Barry Hannah Long considered a master of the form and an essential voice in American fiction, Michael Knight’s stories have been lauded by writers such Ann Patchett, Elizabeth Gilbert, Barry Hannah, and Richard Bausch. Now, with Eveningland he returns to the form that launched his career, delivering an arresting collection of interlinked stories set among the “right kind of Mobile family” in the years preceding a devastating hurricane. Grappling with dramas both epic and personal, from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the “unspeakable misgivings of contentment,” Eveningland captures with crystalline poeticism and perfect authenticity of place the ways in which ordinary life astounds us with its complexity. A teenaged girl with a taste for violence holds a burglar hostage in her house on New Year’s Eve; a middle aged couple examines the intricacies of their marriage as they prepare to throw a party; and a real estate mogul in the throes of grief buys up all the property on an island only to be accused of madness by his daughters. These stories, told with economy and precision, infused with humor and pathos, excavate brilliantly the latent desires and motivations that drive life forward. Eveningland is a luminous collection from “a writer of the first rank.”(Esquire)

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

The Life You Save May Be Your Own Author Paul Elie
ISBN-10 9781429923958
Release 2004-03-10
Pages 576
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The story of four modern American Catholics who made literature out of their search for God In the mid-twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them-in works that readers of all kinds could admire. The Life You Save May Be Your Own is their story-a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; Flannery O'Connor a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. A friend came up with a name for them-the School of the Holy Ghost-and for three decades they exchanged letters, ardently read one another's books, and grappled with what one of them called a "predicament shared in common." A pilgrimage is a journey taken in light of a story; and in The Life You Save May Be Your Own Paul Elie tells these writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life. It is a story of how the Catholic faith, in their vision of things, took on forms the faithful could not have anticipated. And it is a story about the ways we look to great books and writers to help us make sense of our experience, about the power of literature to change-to save-our lives.

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces Author John Kennedy Toole
ISBN-10 0802197620
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 416
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A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures" (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).

J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye and Walker Percy s The Moviegoer

J D  Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye and Walker Percy s The Moviegoer Author Bruce Robbins Benway
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3489940
Release 1983
Pages 168
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J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye and Walker Percy s The Moviegoer has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye and Walker Percy s The Moviegoer also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye and Walker Percy s The Moviegoer book for free.

The Chateau

The Chateau Author William Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781446418130
Release 2010-12-14
Pages 416
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It is 1948 and a young American couple arrive in France for a holiday, full of anticipation and enthusiasm. But the countryside and people are war-battered, and their reception at the Chateau Beaumesnil is not all the open-hearted Americans could wish for.

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road Author Richard Yates
ISBN-10 0307456277
Release 2008-07-08
Pages 368
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In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early. Maybe Frank's job is dull. And April never saw herself as a housewife. Yet they have always lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. But now that certainty is about to crumble.With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Aloft Author Chang-rae Lee
ISBN-10 9781594480706
Release 2005
Pages 369
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A visit from his daughter and her fiancé from Oregon prompts Jerry Battle to reassess his life, his family relationships, his professional success, and his disengagement from those around him, as he reflects on his professional success and his love of flying solo, in a novel set in an upper-middle-class suburban Long Island community. Reprint.