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myth of the Fall and Walker Percy"s Last gentleman

Bernadette Prochaska

myth of the Fall and Walker Percy"s Last gentleman

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Published by P. Lang in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Percy, Walker, 1916- ,
  • Percy, Walker, 1916- ,
  • Bible -- In literature.,
  • Fall of man in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-148).

    StatementBernadette Prochaska.
    SeriesAmerican university studies., vol. 32
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3566.E6912 L3637 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 148 p. :
    Number of Pages148
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1560835M
    ISBN 100820418064
    LC Control Number91042105

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Birmingham, Ala. Trained as a physician, Percy turned to writing after he contracted tuberculosis and was forced to retire from practice. His novels The Moviegoer () and The Last Gentleman () concern Southern gentlemen who are feeling the impact of changing times. Book Overview. Will Barrett is a year-old wanderer from the South living in New York City, detached from his roots and with no plans for the future, until the purchase of a telescope sets off a romance and changes his life forever.5/5(5).

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National Book Award for en: 2. Walker Percy, (bornBirmingham, Alabama, U.S.—diedCovington, Louisiana), American novelist who wrote of the New South transformed by industry and technology. Orphaned in late childhood after his father, a lawyer, committed suicide and his mother died in an automobile accident, Percy went with his brothers to live with their father’s.

Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book. Walker Percy $ - $ The earth in Walker Percy’s Second Coming incorporates caves and golf courses and greenhouses and swamps. The earth is the place where Will Barrett confronts various demons in his own ordinary struggles with a fragile humanity, in Author: Bernadette Prochaska.

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Connecting readers with great books since Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain. A winner of the National Book Award, The Moviegoer established Walker Percy as an insightful and grimly humorous storyteller.

It is the tale of Binx Bolling, a small-time stockbroker who lives quietly in suburban New Orleans, pursuing an interest in the movies, affairs with his secretaries, and living out his days. It tells the story of Williston Bibb Barrett, a 25 year old transplanted Southerner and Princeton dropout, who lives at the YMCA, works as an air conditioning maintenance man in a New York City department store (throughout the book Percy refers to him, ironically, as "the engineer"), 4/5.

Percy to Foote, The Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy, ed. Jay Tolson (Durham, NC and New York: Doubletake/Norton, ), Percy in his fiction dealt with the “ambivalence of sonship” regarding his own father in both The Last Gentleman () and The Second Coming ().

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