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Percy, Walker 1916-1990

Overview
Works: 526 works in 1,631 publications in 18 languages and 68,007 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Science fiction  Humor  Records and correspondence  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Instrumentalist, Dedicatee, Honoree, Performer, 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 )

202 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate's desperate struggles to maintain her sanity force Binx to relinquish his dreamworld
The thanatos syndrome by Walker Percy( Book )

60 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,661 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 last gentleman by Walker Percy( Book )

107 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

51 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,643 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 )

71 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,495 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 )

71 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,422 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 )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 1,816 WorldCat member 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 )

45 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,592 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
A confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole( Book )

56 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered by most to be completely unhinged, Ignatius tours the fleshpots of New Orleans in order to preach his moral message. But when his momma insists that he gets a job, he uses his new-found employment to further his mission - and now he has a pirate costume and a hot-dog cart to do it with
The correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy by Shelby Foote( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 824 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( )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 290 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 281 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 2011 in 8 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Percy : a documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 74 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."--From the container
Tell about the South : voices in black & white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 72 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
Novel writing in an apocalyptic time by Walker Percy( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 72 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
Love in the ruins by Walker Percy( Recording )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 53 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 state of the novel : dying art or new science? by Walker Percy( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last gentleman by Walker Percy( )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 50 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 deja vu. He clings to certain old-fashioned notions of behavior, and yet he finds himself constantly impelled to eavesdrop on other people's conversations. He lives with the secret suspicion that the great world catastrophe that everyone fears will happen has already happened. The novel follows Will Barrett's adventures as he becomes involved in the complex troubles, loves, and fortunes of a Southern family, the Vaughts, that is living in the shadow of their youngest son's illness. With settings ranging from New York to Alabama, Louisiana to New Mexico, this is an ambitious, funny, compulsively readable novel about the dilemmas of modern man
The second coming by Walker Percy( )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 48 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
 
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The thanatos syndrome
Alternative Names
Walker Percy americký filosof a spisovatel

Walker Percy Amerikaans schrijver

Walker Percy amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Walker Percy amerikansk författare

Walker Percy amerikansk skribent

Walker Percy écrivain américain

Walker Percy scrittore britannico

Γουόκερ Πέρσυ

Вокер Перси

Уокър Пърси

Уолкер Перси

ווקר פרסי

واکر پرسی نویسنده آمریکایی

वाकर पर्सी

ウォーカー・パーシー

パーシー, ウォーカー

パーシィ, ウォーカー

沃克·柏西

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The thanatos syndromeThe last gentlemanThe 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 otherA confederacy of dunces