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Published by G.K. Hall in Boston, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Percy, Walker, 1916- -- Criticism and interpretation

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementJ. Donald Crowley and Sue Mitchell Crowley.
SeriesCritical essays on American literature
ContributionsCrowley, Sue Mitchell.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3566.E6912 Z64 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 294 p. ;
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2183968M
ISBN 100816188807
LC Control Number89001787

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Essays and criticism on Walker Percy's The Message in the Bottle - Analysis Critical Essays assertive strategy usually used in a book that informs. Percy’s answer is all the more.   — This volume includes critical essays on the works of Walker Percy by distinguished scholars and critics. Edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom. Walker Percy combines moral and religious concerns with ironic detachment in The Moviegoer, winner of The National Book . At his death in , Walker Percy left a considerable legacy of uncollected nonfiction. Assembled in Signposts in a Strange Land, these essays on language, literature, philosophy, religion, psychiatry, morality, and life and letters in the South display the imaginative versatility of an author considered by many to be one the greatest modern /5(36).   From the National Book Award–winning author of The Moviegoer: “These essays have a way of quickening the spirit and cleansing the sight” (The New Republic). Before winning the National Book Award for fiction in , Walker Percy was an established scholar of science, philosophy, and language.

(1) A key factor in Percy's personal rejection of suicide was his Roman Catholic faith. When he was suffering from terminal cancer, he expressed his belief in a .   This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Walker Percy’s death, and the eminent philosopher-novelist repays our attention and thought more than ever. With the posthumous publication of his only work of systematic philosophy in , Symbol & Existence, we have still more evidence of his lasting importance as a thinker.   Walker Percy Editor’s note: in this fascinating interview with Crisis Magazine, the acclaimed novelist Walker Percy discusses the vocations crisis, abortion, Vatican II, popes, and (of course) literature. The interview originally appeared in the July print edition of Crisis. It has been edited for brevity. At his death in , Walker Percy left a considerable legacy of uncollected nonfiction. Assembled in Signposts in a Strange Land, these essays on language, literature, philosophy, religion, psychiatry, morality, and life and letters in the South display the imaginative versatility of an author considered by many to be one the greatest modern American writers.