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Fri Mar 21 17:09:27 2014 UTClccn-n800304600.10Last gentleman and the second coming in one volume0.320.81Novel writing in an apocalyptic time /29539039Walker_Percyn 80030460412698パーシー, ウォーカーパーシィ, ウォーカーlccn-n79119229O'Connor, Flannerylccn-n79038436Porter, Katherine Anne1890-1980lccn-n83210298Lawson, Lewis A.edtlccn-n79099184Pynchon, Thomaslccn-n80101851Samway, Patrick H.edtlccn-n92053873Tolson, Jayothedtlccn-n79106134Sartre, Jean-Paul1905-1980lccn-n78089822Didion, Joanlccn-n78078534Hemingway, Ernest1899-1961lccn-n79056824Joyce, James1882-1941Percy, Walker1916-1990FictionPsychological fictionInterviewsHumorCriticism, interpretation, etcRecords and correspondenceBildungsromansHumorous storiesBiographyHistoryPercy, Walker,Southern StatesYoung menLiteratureLouisiana--New OrleansUnited StatesO'Connor, FlanneryAmerican fictionChristianity and literatureNovelists, AmericanMothers and sonsUpdike, JohnAmerican literatureChristian fiction, AmericanMississippiLouisianaCatholicsEllison, RalphRoth, PhilipVonnegut, KurtMailer, NormanNabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich,Malamud, BernardPynchon, ThomasPorter, Katherine Anne,Catholics--Intellectual lifeStockbrokersReligionPsychologyPsychological fiction, AmericanCity and town lifePsychiatristsFiction--Religious aspects--ChristianityRedemption in literatureMen--PsychologyPsychiatric hospital patientsPsychological fictionNew York (State)--New YorkChildren--DeathFriendshipFiction--AuthorshipPhilosophersPhysiciansArthurian romancesMenAdulteryMarried peopleWelty, Eudora,Warren, Robert Penn,Faulkner, William,1916199019351936195419561958195919601961196219631964196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013661385401379813.54PS3566.E6912ocn755131360ocn468728621ocn422215893ocn441733809ocn462004762ocn441100522ocn440785219ocn439806492ocn444381915ocn842146813ocn4619757933636119ocn000291904book19600.25Percy, WalkerThe moviegoerFictionPsychological fictionBildungsromansKate's desperate struggles to maintain her sanity force Binx to relinquish his dreamworld+-+4852899485280535ocn014718928book19870.23Percy, WalkerThe thanatos syndromeFictionPsychological fictionDr. 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+-+0908279285276032ocn006200208book19800.25Percy, WalkerThe second comingFictionPsychological fictionWidower 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+-+8978977685271665ocn000804139book19660.27Percy, WalkerThe last gentlemanFictionA whimsical tale of a young Southerner temporarily transplanted to the North+-+6358977685263257ocn000135236book19710.27Percy, WalkerLove in the ruins; the adventures of a bad Catholic at a time near the end of the worldFictionAmid 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+-+4758469285254050ocn002644617book19770.27Percy, WalkerLancelotFictionPsychological fictionDejected 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+-+8258977685191119ocn009280973book19830.25Percy, WalkerLost in the cosmos : the last self-help bookHumorAnecdotes"This edition, signed by the author, is limited to three hundred and fifty numbered copies"--Prelim. p. [1] LC has signed, unnumbered copy, deposited for copyright+-+5448077685166731ocn001230725book19540.33Percy, WalkerThe message in the bottle : how queer man is, how queer language is, and what one has to do with the otherHistoryCollects 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+-+938860928598638ocn015366981book19780.22Toole, John KennedyA confederacy of duncesFictionHumorous storiesMeet 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+-+35758675358138ocn034885943book19960.31Foote, ShelbyThe correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker PercyRecords and correspondenceIn 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+-+93126884852845ocn032347456book19950.76Ketner, Kenneth LaineA thief of Peirce : the letters of Kenneth Laine Ketner and Walker PercyRecords and correspondence2828ocn043824010rcrd19920.15Percy, WalkerThe moviegoerFictionPsychological fictionBinx 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+-+07223788963241011ocn045176016visu19990.53Tell about the South voices in black & whiteHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyInterviewsTells 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 others672ocn014451256book19820.81Percy, WalkerNovel writing in an apocalyptic timeRemarks made at Millsaps College on the occasion of the inauguration of the Eudora Welty Chair of Southern Studies, March 15, 1982641ocn700095158visu20100.39Walker Percy a documentary filmBiographyThis film follows Percy's life from his youth iin Alabama-- where he was first confromted by his family's history of depression-- to his prolonged hospitalizations for tuberculosis, and his eventual success as a novelist. Interviewees discuss Walker's thoughts on faith, philosophy, and literature. Interviewees include: Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Robert Coles, Town Cowan, Paul Elie, Rhonda Fuast, Richard Ford, Linda Whitney Hobson, Walter Isaacson, Bunt Percy, Phin Percy, Ben C. Toledano, Marcus Smith, and Jay Tolson. The film also makes use of archival interviews with Percy as well as home movie footage of the author. container5913ocn011841813book19610.63Percy, WalkerThe movie-goerFictionPsychological fiction5611ocn019809147book19800.47Percy, WalkerDer Kinogeher : RomanFiction5411ocn017571331book19850.50Percy, WalkerDer Idiot des Südens : Roman503ocn018160398book19870.79Percy, WalkerThe state of the novel : dying art or new science?Criticism, interpretation, etc481ocn864675942file20130.10Percy, WalkerLast gentleman and the second coming in one volumeA special two-in-one edition of National Book Award winner Walker Percy’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’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’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’s ailing son, Jamie. Once there, he is confronted not only by his personal demons, but also his growing love for Jamie’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’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’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—whose suicide has haunted him his whole life—a mental hospital escapee named Allison might prove to be the only one who can save him19801ocn000533639book19730.28Kazin, AlfredBright book of life: American novelists and storytellers from Hemingway to MailerCriticism, interpretation, etcAn assessment of American fiction from 1940 to the present, that stresses the literary character and interests of the major writers that have emerged in this period17045ocn047008087com19960.35Quinlan, KieranWalker Percy the last Catholic novelistCriticism, interpretation, etcIn this important study, Kieran Quinlan examines the theological principles and religious views that underlay Walker Percy's writing - primarily his belief in the validity and efficacy of the Roman Catholic faith - and offers some new and controversial conclusions. Quinlan grounds the writer's concerns squarely in the context of the intellectual milieu of the 1940s, citing the influence of Jacques Maritain's The Dream of Descartes and the conversions of prominent contemporaries such as Thomas Merton, Robert Lowell, and Allen Tate. In an illuminating discussion, Quinlan follows the future novelist through the events that would mold his sensibility: his father's suicide in 1929; his rearing by William Alexander Percy, himself a former Catholic, who inculcated the young man with the Stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius; and his contraction of tuberculosis and subsequent long convalescence, during which he studied Kierkegaard, Sartre, Camus, and Heidegger - thinkers pivotal in his own development as a Catholic novelist. With a mind keenly attuned to philosophical nuances and an impressive grasp of semiotics and theology, Quinlan deftly presents close readings of the novels, from the muted Catholicism of The Moviegoer to the explicit agendas of The Last Gentleman, Love in the Ruins, and The Thanatos Syndrome. He shows how Percy contrasts Catholicism with Stoicism in Lancelot and The Second Coming. He also sheds light on the dense and often abstruse arguments of the philosophical essays, asserting that Percy, despite his early attention to existentialism, was actually a neo-Thomist rationalist who rejected Kierkegaard's irrational "leap of faith." Lost in the Cosmos, Quinlan demonstrates, is an ambitious work requiring that its readers move beyond the realm of a comfortable skepticism. Critical but respectful, Quinlan points out Percy's confusion and frank lack of knowledge on the topic of linguistics. He also questions many aspects of Percy's philosophical and theological views in light of current thinking in those disciplines, stressing in particular Percy's failure to address the very real problems that an evolutionary view of the universe poses for the traditional revealed religions+-+K34776253516654ocn045733469com19990.33Rudnicki, Robert WPercyscapes the fugue state in twentieth-century southern fictionCriticism, interpretation, etc+-+299876253516423ocn047010074com19960.37Dupuy, Edward JAutobiography in Walker Percy repetition, recovery, and redemptionCriticism, interpretation, etcIn this highly original study, Edward J. Dupuy looks not so much at a one-to-one correspondence between Walker Percy's life and his works but more at the broader relations among autobiography, philosophy, and language as evidenced in Percy's novels and essays. Although Percy never wrote what is commonly considered an autobiography, in both his fiction and nonfiction, as Dupuy shows, he repeatedly addressed some of the same issues that concern theorists of autobiography. His novels, in particular, exemplify the autobiographical act of repetitionthat is, the retrieval of foreclosed elements of the past in order to reveal present and future possibilities for the self. That movement is manifest in the characters' preoccupations and in the recurrence of certain elements drawn from Percy's own life. Dupuy begins by establishing the theoretical underpinnings upon which the rest of the book depends. He shows that like Kierkegaard and Heidegger, Percy struggled with the placement of self in time and that he came to understand repetition as an effort to redeem or recover time. An intelligent, often witty discussion of not only Walker Percy but also New Criticism, post-modern criticism, and autobiographical principles, Autobiography in Walker Percy is a work rich in both theory and textual analysis that will engage scholars and true aficionados of Percy14631ocn000161740book19710.33Tanner, TonyCity of words: American fiction, 1950-1970Criticism, interpretation, etcOffers a penetrating critical commentary on the works of twenty-five contemporary novelists including Barth, Mailer, Bellow, Heller, Updike and Malamud14505ocn051046749book20030.27Elie, PaulThe life you save may be your own : an American pilgrimageHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyThis volume chronicles the influences, writing struggles and religious imagination at work in four American writers -- Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day. All of them were Catholic, and all of them flourished over the roughly 30- or 40-year period from the 1930's through the 60's that is sometimes called ''the Catholic moment'' in America. Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Day was the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; O'Connor was a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Percy was a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. The author draws comparisons between their backgrounds, temperaments, circumstances and words, he reveals "four like-minded writers" whose work took the shape of a movement. Though they produced no manifesto they were unified as pilgrims moving toward the same destination while taking different paths+-+753107928514384ocn044955060file19950.47Lawson, Lewis AStill following PercyCriticism, interpretation, etcIn Still Following Percy, a collection of interrelated essays, Lewis Lawson studies the Percy canon to speculate that an earlier and more fundamental shaping of Walker Percy's character and fictional imagination was his sense of the inadequacy of the relationship which he as an infant had with his mother and of her early death. Lawson argues that the sense of loss led to Percy's tendency to regression, to his need to create his own life narrative in fiction after psychoanalysis had been insufficient as a means of reconstruction, and to his conversion to Roman Catholicism. Lawson interprets Percy's conversion as a statement of the possibility of reconciliation through the transcendent truth14097ocn714808476com20070.50Ciuba, Gary MDesire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker PercyCriticism, interpretation, etc"In this study, Gary M. Ciuba examines how four of the South's most probing writers of twentieth-century fiction - Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, and Walker Percy - expose the roots of violence in southern culture. Ciuba draws on the paradigm of mimetic violence developed by cultural and literary critic Rene Girard, who maintains that individual human nature is shaped by the desire to imitate a model."--BOOK JACKET+-+K02686253514088ocn250595578com20000.47O'Gorman, FarrellPeculiar crossroads Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and Catholic vision in postwar southern fictionHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcIn Peculiar Crossroads, Farrell O'Gorman explains how the radical religiosity of both Flannery O'Connor's and Walker Percy's vision made them so valuable as southern fiction writers and social critics. Via their spiritual and philosophical concerns, O'Gorman asserts, these two unabashedly Catholic authors bequeathed a postmodern South of shopping malls and interstates imbued with as much meaning as Appomattox or Yoknapatawpha. O'Gorman builds his argument with biographical, historical, literary, and theological evidence, examining the writers' work through intriguing pairings, such as O'Connor+-+233476253513797ocn023356064book19910.27Percy, WalkerSignposts in a strange landInterviewsA captivating collection of writings on Southern life by one of the masters of American literaturePublished just after Walker Percy’s death, Signposts in a Strange Land takes readers through the philosophical, religious, and literary ideas of one of the South’s most profound and unique thinkers. Each essay is laced with wit and insight into the human condition. From race relations and the mysteries of existence, to Catholicism and the joys of drinking bourbon, this collection offers a window into the underpinnings of Percy’s celebrated novels and brings to light the stirring thoughts and voice of a giant of twentieth century literature+-+964817928511964ocn026012501book19920.29Tolson, JayPilgrim in the ruins : a life of Walker PercyBiographyWhen The Moviegoer, an extraordinary first novel by an unknown Louisiana author, won the National Book Award in 1962, it marked the arrival of an exceptional literary talent. With his five successive novels and his wide-ranging philosophical and occasional essays, Walker Percy shored up his reputation as one of America's greatest writers - an ironic moralist and perhaps the shrewdest chronicler of life in the New South. Yet even by the time of his death in 1990, little was known about this intensely private man. Based on extensive interviews, written with access to Percy's letters and manuscripts, Jay Tolson has fashioned the first major biography of the writer, an authoritative portrait that brings Percy alive as it illuminates his distinguished body of work. We see Percy's life and his brilliant career against the background of the American South, whose colorful and tragic history is rooted deeply in the hearts and minds of its most talented sons and daughters. With a novelist's eye for character and the judgment of an informed critic, Tolson captures the lifelong drama of genius, always attentive to its artistic, psychological and spiritual dimensions. Percy was the scion of a proud, honorable and accomplished family, a clan haunted by a crippling streak of melancholy that issued repeatedly in suicides, including the self-inflicted deaths of Walker Percy's father and grandfather. Tolson depicts the struggle of Percy's life and the heroism with which he battled his family demons (and his own tubercular condition) and worked his way toward a writing career. Here is the young Percy in the days after his father's death, traveling with his brother and his mother (who would soon die herself, in mysterious circumstances) from his childhood home of Birmingham, Alabama, to Athens, Georgia, and then on to Greenville, Mississippi, and the sprawling house of his Uncle Will. Adopted at 16 by this remarkable "bachelor-poet-lawyer-planter," the most important single influence on the future author's life, Percy came to maturity in what he later described as an "all-male household visited regularly by other poets, politicians, psychiatrists, sociologists, black preachers, folk singers, Civil Rights leaders and itinerant guitar players." We follow Percy as he travels north to New York, where he attended medical school and - with the help of a psychiatrist - began to make sense of his complex family legacy. Tolson details Percy's movement toward the Catholic Church, his first struggles as a writer, his early involvement with the publishing world, the steady support of his friend and fellow writer Shelby Foote, and a demanding apprenticeship under the supervision of the gifted novelist Caroline Gordon and her husband, the late Allen Tate. Percy emerged an altogether distinctive writer: a Catholic artist who, like Flannery O'Connor, worked in a predominantly Protestant culture; an heir to the literary traditions of the Southern Renaissance who adopted the strategies of modern European fiction and philosophy to forge his own narrative art. Tolson guides us through the creation of both the unpublished and published novels - from The Charterhouse through The Thanatos Syndrome - as well as the philosophical works that underlie and complement Percy's fiction. The biographer shows us how the demands of his work were eased by rich friendships, including those with fellow writers Thomas Merton, Eudora Welty and Robert Coles. We learn also about a marriage of abiding strength, and of the love and care that Percy and his wife Bunt gave to the raising of their two daughters, one of them all but deaf from birth. Above all, we see the man in all his shifting moods, "the gracious, easy, almost avuncular manner straining against a powerful, furious intensity, an almost furious energy." Here is the dark tragedy, the humor, and the hard-earned wisdom of a life whose outward calm concealed an internal drama - an unrelenting fight against hopelessness and despair. Percy's story is that of a writer and moralist who made enduring art out of his search for truth+-+525201621511784ocn320323802file20070.53Sykes, JohnFlannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and the aesthetic of revelationHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etc"Examining the writings of Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy against the background of the Southern Renaissance from which they emerged, Sykes explores how the writers shared a distinctly Christian notion of art that led them to see fiction as revelatory but adopted different theological emphases and rhetorical strategies"--Provided by publisher+-+020267173510958ocn009325180book19800.35Tharpe, JacWalker PercyCriticism, interpretation, etcProvides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Walker Percy10514ocn004193890book19780.33Coles, RobertWalker Percy : an American searchBiography9905ocn036843448book19970.32Samway, Patrick HWalker Percy : a lifeBiographyWhen he won the National Book Award in 1962 for his first novel, The Moviegoer, Walker Percy quickly established a wide and devoted following. Trained as a physician (who never practiced medicine after suffering from tuberculosis in the 1940s), Dr. Percy became a careful diagnostician of modern society in five subsequent novels and three non-fiction books+-+00823692859411ocn011728291book19850.37Percy, WalkerConversations with Walker PercyInterviews+-+17070532359262ocn017548416book19880.39Wood, Ralph CThe comedy of redemption : Christian faith and comic vision in four American novelistsHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etc8882ocn004515271book19790.50The Art of Walker Percy : stratagems for beingCriticism, interpretation, etc7744ocn000573707book19700.53Luschei, MartinThe sovereign wayfarer; Walker Percy's diagnosis of the malaiseCriticism, interpretation, etc7592ocn013358087book19860.29Walker PercyCriticism, interpretation, etc+-+0908279285+-+0908279285Fri Mar 21 15:44:11 EDT 2014batch55867