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The Moviegoer

Author : Walker Percy
ISBN : 9781453216255
Genre : Fiction
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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.

The Moviegoer

Author : Walker Percy
ISBN : 0413773272
Genre : New Orleans (La.)
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A winner of the National Book Award, this tale of a small-time stockbroker in search of something more--a certifed reality that eludes him everywhere except at the movies--established Percy as an insightful and grimly humorous storyteller.

The Moviegoer

Author : Walker Percy
ISBN : 9780375701962
Genre : Fiction
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Kate's desperate struggle to maintain her sanity forces her cousin Binx to relinquish his dreamworld

Walker Percy S The Moviegoer At Fifty

Author : Jennifer Levasseur
ISBN : 9780807162750
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Architecture As Philosophic Symbolism In Walker Percy S The Moviegoer And The Last Gentleman

Author : Nathan Bedford Forrest Shoaf
ISBN : OCLC:6769284
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Lost In The Cosmos

Author : Walker Percy
ISBN : 9781453216347
Genre : Fiction
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“A mock self-help book designed not to help but to provoke; a chapbook to inveigle us into thinking about who we are and how we got into this mess.” —Los Angeles Times Book ReviewPublished at the height of the 1980s self-help boom, Lost in the Cosmos is Percy’s unforgettable riff on the trend that swept the nation. Filled with quizzes, essays, short stories, and diagrams, Lost in the Cosmos is a laugh-out-loud spin on a familiar genre that also pushes readers to serious contemplation of life’s biggest questions. One part parody and two parts philosophy, Lost in the Cosmos is an enlightening guide to the dilemmas of human existence, and an unrivaled spin on self-help manuals by one of modern America’s greatest literary masters.

Signposts In A Strange Land

Author : Walker Percy
ISBN : 9781453216378
Genre : Literary Collections
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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.

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