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Percy, Walker 1916-1990

Works: 546 works in 1,713 publications in 18 languages and 70,453 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, Dedicatee, Honoree, 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 3,828 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 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,980 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 )
108 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,618 libraries worldwide
A whimsical tale of a young Southerner temporarily transplanted to the North
The thanatos syndrome by Walker Percy( Book )
61 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,605 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 )
54 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,600 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 )
72 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 2,421 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 )
73 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,379 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 )
30 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 1,783 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 )
44 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and held by 1,566 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 817 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( file )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 301 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 284 libraries worldwide
Love in the ruins by Walker Percy( Book )
30 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 138 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 76 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
Novel writing in an apocalyptic time by Walker Percy( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Remarks made at Millsaps College on the occasion of the inauguration of the Eudora Welty Chair of Southern Studies, March 15, 1982
Tell about the South : voices in black & white ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 68 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( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 61 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( file )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 57 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( file )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 56 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 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 libraries worldwide
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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
ווקר פרסי
واکر پرسی نویسنده آمریکایی
वाकर पर्सी
パーシー, ウォーカー
パーシィ, ウォーカー
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