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Percy, Walker 1916-1990

Overview
Works: 571 works in 1,651 publications in 15 languages and 69,893 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous fiction  Interviews  Novels  Science fiction  Humor  Records and correspondence  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Instrumentalist, Honoree, Dedicatee, Signer, Performer
Classifications: PS3566.E6912, 813.54
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The moviegoer by Walker Percy( Book )
190 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,782 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 )
41 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 2,936 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 )
95 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,580 libraries worldwide
A whimsical tale of a young Southerner temporarily transplanted to the North
The thanatos syndrome by Walker Percy( Book )
40 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 2,566 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
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 2,481 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 2,407 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
The second coming by Walker Percy( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 2,328 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
Lost in the cosmos : the last self-help book by Walker Percy( Book )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 1,700 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 )
44 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,580 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 821 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 )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 300 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 282 libraries worldwide
Lost in the cosmos : the last self-help book by Walker Percy( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
The second coming by Walker Percy( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The second coming by Walker Percy( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Liebe in Ruinen : die Abenteuer eines schlechten Katholiken kurz vor dem Ende der Welt by Walker Percy( Book )
26 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Walker Percy : a documentary film ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 73 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
Conversations with Walker Percy by Walker Percy( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Walker Percy by Jac Tharpe( Book )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in Undetermined and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Walker Percy
 
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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
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
Languages
English (692)
German (20)
French (17)
Spanish (11)
Italian (8)
Japanese (4)
Polish (4)
Chinese (3)
Danish (3)
Norwegian (2)
Czech (2)
Croatian (1)
Turkish (1)
Swedish (1)
Russian (1)
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