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Percy, Walker 1916-1990

Overview
Works: 569 works in 1,817 publications in 19 languages and 70,455 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Interviews  Novels  Science fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Instrumentalist, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Performer, Signer
Classifications: PS3566.E6912, 813.54
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The moviegoer by Walker Percy( Book )

215 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 3,976 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 )

58 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spectacular, Pultizer Prize-winning novel by a master of comedy, beloved by readers and critics alike. The place is the French Quarter, the characters, denizens of New Orleans's lower depths
The last gentleman by Walker Percy( Book )

113 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

69 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,690 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 )

61 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,690 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 )

79 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,525 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 )

79 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,491 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 Undetermined and held by 1,896 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 )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and held by 1,664 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 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( )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 306 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 )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in 1984 and ending in 1990, the year of his death, Percy corresponded with Kenneth Laine Ketner about the "semiotic" of Peirce. Their letters - honest, instructive, and often filled with down-home humor - record an epistolary friendship of two men both passionately interested in Peirce's theory of signs. This volume of letters provides a rich philosophical perspective for better understanding the fiction and nonfiction of Walker Percy
Love in the ruins by Walker Percy( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last gentleman ; and the second coming by Walker Percy( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A special two-in-one edition of National Book Award winner Walker Percy & rsquo;s classic novel The Last Gentleman and its sequel, The Second Coming In The Last Gentleman, Will Barrett has never felt at peace. After moving from his native South to New York City, Will & rsquo;s most meaningful human connections come through the lens of a telescope in Central Park, from which he views the comings and goings of the eccentric Vaught family. But Will & rsquo;s days as a spectator end when he meets the Vaught patriarch and accepts a job in the Mississippi Delta as caretaker for the family & rsquo;s ailing son, Jamie. Once there, he is confronted not only by his personal demons, but also his growing love for Jamie & rsquo;s sister, Kitty, and a deepening relationship with the Vaught family that will teach him the true meaning of home. And in The Second Coming, now in his late forties, Will Barrett lives a life other men only dream of. Wealthy from a successful career on Wall Street and from the inheritance of his deceased wife & rsquo;s estate, Will is universally admired at the club where he spends his days golfing in the North Carolina sun. But everything begins to unravel when, without warning, Will & rsquo;s golf shots begin landing in the rough, and he is struck with bouts of losing his balance and falling over. Just when Will appears doomed to share the fate of his father & mdash;whose suicide has haunted him his whole life & mdash;a mental hospital escapee named Allison might prove to be the only one who can save him
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 )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 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 65 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 64 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 60 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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A confederacy of dunces
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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
Alternative Names
Percy, Walker, 1916-

Walker Percy americký filosof a spisovatel

Walker Percy Amerikaans schrijver

Walker Percy amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Walker Percy amerikansk författare

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Walker Percy écrivain américain

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वाकर पर्सी

ウォーカー・パーシー

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沃克·柏西

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