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Percy, Walker 1916-1990

Works: 541 works in 1,420 publications in 7 languages and 67,433 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Records and correspondence  Bildungsromans  Humorous stories  Biography  History 
Roles: Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Signer, Honoree
Classifications: PS3566.E6912, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Walker Percy
The moviegoer by Walker Percy ( Book )
125 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kate's desperate struggles to maintain her sanity force Binx to relinquish his dreamworld
The thanatos syndrome by Walker Percy ( Book )
37 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 2,790 WorldCat member 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 )
33 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,764 WorldCat member 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
The last gentleman by Walker Percy ( Book )
69 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A whimsical tale of a young Southerner temporarily transplanted to the North
Love in the ruins; the adventures of a bad Catholic at a time near the end of the world by Walker Percy ( Book )
60 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,634 WorldCat member 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 )
56 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,549 WorldCat member 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 )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This edition, signed by the author, is limited to three hundred and fifty numbered copies"--Prelimimary p. [1] LC has signed, unnumbered copy, deposited for copyright
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 )
31 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,674 WorldCat member 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
A confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole ( Book )
30 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member 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 correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy by Shelby Foote ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member 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 South. Described variously as a Catholic novelist and philosophical writer, he was above all a gifted comic moralist, a writer of wit, and a keen observer of manners and mores. Shelby Foote began his career as a novelist, producing in short order five works of fiction that were greeted by favorable reviews and modest sales. Foote's reputation rests far less upon his fiction, however, than upon a massive three-volume narrative history of the Civil War that he started, almost on a lark, in the early 1950s and completed in 1974. In more recent years, Foote gained an even larger following as a result of his role as a commentator in Ken Burns's documentary The Civil War. The correspondence between Percy and Foote traces their lives from the beginning of their respective careers, when they were grappling most openly with their ambitions, artistic doubts, and assorted personal problems. Although they discuss such serious matters as the death of Foote's mother and Percy's battle with cancer, their letters are full of sly humor, good-natured ribbing, and a large dose of self-mockery
The moviegoer by Walker Percy ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member 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 )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tell about the South voices in black & white ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member 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
The last gentleman ; and The second coming by Walker Percy ( )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 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 him
Novel writing in an apocalyptic time by Walker Percy ( Book )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remarks made at Millsaps College on the occasion of the inauguration of the Eudora Welty Chair of Southern Studies, March 15, 1982
Walker Percy a documentary film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 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. container
The movie-goer by Walker Percy ( Book )
14 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Kinogeher : Roman by Walker Percy ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Idiot des Südens : Roman by Walker Percy ( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The state of the novel : dying art or new science? by Walker Percy ( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
パーシー, ウォーカー
パーシィ, ウォーカー
English (570)
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