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Percy, Walker 1916-1990

Works: 524 works in 1,366 publications in 15 languages and 66,746 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Humor  Records and correspondence  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Instrumentalist, Honoree, Dedicatee, Signer, Performer
Classifications: PS3566.E6912, 813.54
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The moviegoer by Walker Percy( Book )

131 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,682 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 )

39 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,660 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 )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,638 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
The last gentleman by Walker Percy( Book )

67 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A whimsical tale of a young Southerner temporarily transplanted to the North
Love in the ruins; the adventures of a bad Catholic at a time near the end of the world by Walker Percy( Book )

69 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,510 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 )

48 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,368 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 )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition, signed by the author, is limited to three hundred and fifty numbered copies"--Prelimimary p. [1] LC has signed, unnumbered copy, deposited for copyright
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 )

41 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,600 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 )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un roman héroï-comique, aux marges du loufoque et du grave, avec pour décor La Nouvelle-Orléans
The correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy by Shelby Foote( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 816 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 South. Described variously as a Catholic novelist and philosophical writer, he was above all a gifted comic moralist, a writer of wit, and a keen observer of manners and mores. Shelby Foote began his career as a novelist, producing in short order five works of fiction that were greeted by favorable reviews and modest sales. Foote's reputation rests far less upon his fiction, however, than upon a massive three-volume narrative history of the Civil War that he started, almost on a lark, in the early 1950s and completed in 1974. In more recent years, Foote gained an even larger following as a result of his role as a commentator in Ken Burns's documentary The Civil War. The correspondence between Percy and Foote traces their lives from the beginning of their respective careers, when they were grappling most openly with their ambitions, artistic doubts, and assorted personal problems. Although they discuss such serious matters as the death of Foote's mother and Percy's battle with cancer, their letters are full of sly humor, good-natured ribbing, and a large dose of self-mockery
The moviegoer by Walker Percy( )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 287 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 )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tell about the South voices in black & white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 81 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
Walker Percy : a documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film follows Percy's life from his youth iin Alabama-- where he was first confromted by his family's history of depression-- to his prolonged hospitalizations for tuberculosis, and his eventual success as a novelist. Interviewees discuss Walker's thoughts on faith, philosophy, and literature. Interviewees include: Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Robert Coles, Town Cowan, Paul Elie, Rhonda Fuast, Richard Ford, Linda Whitney Hobson, Walter Isaacson, Bunt Percy, Phin Percy, Ben C. Toledano, Marcus Smith, and Jay Tolson. The film also makes use of archival interviews with Percy as well as home movie footage of the author. container
Novel writing in an apocalyptic time by Walker Percy( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 71 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
The state of the novel : dying art or new science? by Walker Percy( Book )

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

Questions they never asked me by Walker Percy( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last gentleman by Walker Percy( Recording )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 44 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
The second coming by Walker Percy( Recording )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widower Will Barrett, with very little interest in money and much concern for all the unhappiness in the world, inherits forty million dollars from his late wife. Will, who has some episodes of blacking out, is drawn into a rewakening, "a second coming," with the help of a young escapee from a mental hospital. She becomes for him the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. Some strong language. Sequel to : "The Last Gentleman" (RC 11597). Bestseller
Lancelot by Walker Percy( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lancelot Andrewes Lamar, a disenchanted liberal lawyer, finds himself confined in a "nuthouse" with memories that don't seem worth remembering ... until a visit from an old friend and classmate gives him the opportunity to recount his journey of dark violence. It began the day he accidentally discovered he was not the father of his youngest daughter. That discovery touched off his obsession to reverse the degeneration of modern America and begin a new age of chivalry and romance. With ever-increasing fury, Lancelot would become a shining knight--not of romance, but of revenge
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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

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Вокер Перси

Уокър Пърси

Уолкер Перси

واکر پرسی نویسنده آمریکایی

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パーシー, ウォーカー

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The thanatos syndromeThe second comingThe last gentlemanLove 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