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Percy, Walker 1916-1990

Works: 552 works in 1,780 publications in 19 languages and 70,352 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Interviews  Science fiction  Novels  Humor  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Instrumentalist, Honoree, Dedicatee, Performer, Other, Signer
Classifications: PS3566.E6912, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Walker Percy
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Most widely held works by Walker Percy
The moviegoer by Walker Percy( Book )

220 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 4,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate's desperate struggles to maintain her sanity force Binx to relinquish his dreamworld
A confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole( Book )

56 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, a 30-year-old medievalist who lives at home with his mother in New Orleans, and pens his magnum opus on Big Chief writing pads he keeps hidden under his bed. Considered by many a comic masterpiece that memorably evokes the city of New Orleans and whose robust protagonist is a modern-day Falstaff, Don Quixote, or Gargantua; other are not amused by a fat, flatulent, gluttonous, loud, lying, hypocritical, self-deceiving, self-centered blowhard who masturbates to memories of a dog
The last gentleman by Walker Percy( Book )

110 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A whimsical tale of a young Southerner temporarily transplanted to the North
The thanatos syndrome by Walker Percy( Book )

67 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,685 WorldCat member 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 )

58 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,680 WorldCat member 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
Love in the ruins; the adventures of a bad Catholic at a time near the end of the world by Walker Percy( Book )

83 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,584 WorldCat member 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
Lancelot by Walker Percy( Book )

77 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dejected lawyer Lancelot Lamar murders his wife after discovering that he is not the father of her youngest daughter. He ends up in a mental institution where his story is told through his reflections on his disturbing past
Lost in the cosmos : the last self-help book by Walker Percy( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last self-help book, provocative, funny, infuriating, engaging. It may not change your life, but it will probably blow your mind
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 )

47 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the award-winning novelist's essays on language, consciousness, and knowing, unified by a central concern with the relationships between symbol and meaning in thought, imagination, and communication
The correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy by Shelby Foote( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member 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
The moviegoer by Walker Percy( )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Binx Bolling is a moviegoer who lives for the bright, fleeting moments of celluloid fantasy he experiences at the movies. But real life butts in and soon he is more involved than he would like to be with a beauty who is drifting toward disaster
A thief of Peirce : the letters of Kenneth Laine Ketner and Walker Percy by Kenneth Laine Ketner( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liebe in Ruinen : die Abenteuer eines schlechten Katholiken kurz vor dem Ende der Welt by Walker Percy( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Walker Percy : a documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film follows Percy's life from his youth in Alabama, where he was first confromted by his family's history of depression, his prolonged hospitalizations for tuberculosis, and his eventual success as a novelist. Interviewees discuss Walker's thoughts on faith, philosophy, and literature."--The container
Novel writing in an apocalyptic time by Walker Percy( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks made at Millsaps College on the occasion of the inauguration of the Eudora Welty Chair of Southern Studies, March 15, 1982
La conjuration des imbéciles by John Kennedy Toole( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ignatius J. Reilly est un personnage très gros et très gras. C'est un clown intellectuel car c'est avant tout un perturbateur, un révolutionnaire dans l'âme, schizophrène drolatique... Il porte une ignoble casquette verte sans cesse plantée sur le crâne. Celui-ci, habitant encore chez sa mère à 30 ans ne cesse de remplir ses cahiers ? Big Chief' de son projet littéraire visant à démontrer la dégénérescence de la société et prônant un retour à des moeurs plus saines
Tell about the South : voices in black & white( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member 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
Love in the ruins by Walker Percy( Recording )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member 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
The second coming by Walker Percy( )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will Barrett of Linwood, North Carolina, is a depressed widower with a peculiar tendency to fall down in strange places. Allison, the girl in the greenhouse, has just escaped from a mental institution and is working hard to make a new life for herself. When their paths cross in a most unusual manner, a relationship begins that will help restore two struggling outcasts to new life. What follows is by turns touching and zany, tragic and comic, as Will undertakes his own Pascalian wager in search of proof of the existence of God. Leaving his comfortable home atop a pleasant Carolina mountain and descending deep into the bowels of the long-unused Lost Cove cave, he is prepared to wait for a sign--which may, of course, be death. What he is not prepared for is what actually happens
The last gentleman by Walker Percy( )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Williston Bibb Barrett is a rather unusual and inquisitive young Southerner with a special gift for cultivating the possibilities of life. He suffers from occasional bouts of amnesia and disconcerting attacks of déjà vu. He clings to certain old-fashioned notions of behavior, and yet he finds himself constantly impelled to eavesdrop on other people's conversations. And he lives with the secret suspicion that the great world catastrophe that everyone fears will happen has already happened. The novel follows Bill Barrett's adventures as he becomes involved in the complex troubles, loves, and fortunes of a Southern family, the Vaughts, who are living in the shadow of their youngest son's illness
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Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.02 for Percyscape ... to 0.83 for La conjura ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A confederacy of dunces
A confederacy of duncesThe last gentlemanThe thanatos syndromeThe second comingLove in the ruins; the adventures of a bad Catholic at a time near the end of the worldLancelotLost in the cosmos : the last self-help bookThe message in the bottle : how queer man is, how queer language is, and what one has to do with the other
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Percy, Walker, 1916-

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