Percy, Walker 1916-1990
Most widely held works about Walker Percy
Most widely held works by Walker Percy
The moviegoer by Walker Percy ( Book )
133 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 3,030 libraries worldwide
Kate's desperate struggles to maintain her sanity force Binx to relinquish his dreamworld.
The thanatos syndrome by Walker Percy ( Book )
40 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,705 libraries worldwide
Dr. Tom More, puzzled by the unusual actions of some of his female patients, uncovers a criminal experiment to control the behavior of the citizens of Feliciana, Louisiana through the use of drugs in the water supply.
The second coming by Walker Percy ( Book )
39 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,610 libraries worldwide
Widower Will Barrett of Linwood, North Carolina, and Allison Vaught--two alienated souls both questioning their faith in God--together heal one another and return to a Christian community that rejects their methods of healing.
The last gentleman by Walker Percy ( Book )
62 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,381 libraries worldwide
A whimsical tale of a young Southerner temporarily transplanted to the North.
Lancelot by Walker Percy ( Book )
50 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 2,340 libraries worldwide
Confined in the Institute for Aberrant Behavior, Lancelot Andrewes Lamar, scion of a distinguished Southern family and disenchanted liberal lawyer, tells a psychiatrist-priest of his efforts to prove his wife's infidelity and his decision to begin life anew.
Love in the ruins; the adventures of a bad Catholic at a time near the end of the world by Walker Percy ( Book )
34 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and held by 2,308 libraries worldwide
Amid the decadence and polarization of a future American society, a U.S. doctor discovers a promising cure for all the ills of the human psyche.
Lost in the cosmos : the last self-help book by Walker Percy ( Book )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,734 libraries worldwide
Explores human nature and presents insights on the self and its fears, sexuality, boredom, depression, and other aspects.
The message in the bottle : how queer man is, how queer language is, and what one has to do with the other by Walker Percy ( Book )
17 editions published between 1954 and 2000 in English and held by 1,531 libraries worldwide
Signposts in a strange land by Walker Percy ( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 1,286 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Walker Percy by Walker Percy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
The correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy by Shelby Foote ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 799 libraries worldwide
In the late 1940s, Walker Percy and Shelby Foote, friends since their teenage years in Greenville, Mississippi, began a correspondence that would last until Percy's death in 1990. Their letters provide a rich record of an enduring literary and personal friendship. Walker Percy, winner of the National Book Award, wrote six novels, two volumes of philosophical writings, and numerous essays on topics ranging from the aesthetics of bourbon drinking to race and integration in.
More conversations with Walker Percy by Walker Percy ( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
This collection of interviews supplements Conversations with Walker Percy and occasions an additional two dozen pleasurable encounters with Percy. Primarily from the last ten years of Percy's life, they show how his presence was stimulating thought in much of humanistic America, in literature, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy, and in cultural life in general. Although this acclaimed author of The Moviegoer, Lancelot, and Love in the Ruins never overcame his shyness with interviewers, he continued to grant interviews as long as his health permitted. This act of openness illustrates his humility before his ideas and his desire to help others understand them. Although the questions he was asked almost invariably became predictable, he always managed to add an anecdote, an illustration, a topical reference, that would breathe new life into the responses he was making. The interviews in this collection show him at the height when he knew that his illness would not allow him to write any more books, and that the only way to restate his ideas and offer a valediction to the large audience to whom he had always been kind, patient, and appreciative was to speak out. Percy despised the posture of many modern self-proclaimed intellectuals who delight in cloaking ideas in jargon and abstraction. He always tried to express himself clearly and as free of reservations as possible. These interviews reflect that clarity. With this book readers will welcome yet more close encounters with him.
A thief of Peirce : the letters of Kenneth Laine Ketner and Walker Percy by Kenneth Laine Ketner ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Love in the ruins by Walker Percy ( Book )
23 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 133 libraries worldwide
The Auto Age is defunct. Buicks, Chryslers, and Pontiacs disfigure the landscape. Vines sprout in Manhattan. Wolves are seen in downtown Cleveland. And psychiatrist, mental hospital outpatient, and inventor Dr. Tom More has created a miraculous instrument: the Ontological Lapsometer, a kind of stethoscope of the human spirit. With it, he plans to cure mankind's spiritual flu. But first, he must survive Moira, Lola, and Ellen--and discover why so many living people are actually dead. Attempting to save the world from completely destroying itself, Tom ultimately begins to understand the quality and caprices of life and the uncontrollable vagaries of time and chance.
Tell about the South voices in black & white ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others.
Novel writing in an apocalyptic time by Walker Percy ( Book )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Remarks made at Millsaps College on the occasion of the inauguration of the Eudora Welty Chair of Southern Studies, March 15, 1982.
The state of the novel : dying art or new science by Walker Percy ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
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A confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole ( Book )
18 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Questions they never asked me by Walker Percy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Bourbon by Walker Percy ( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
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