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More conversations with Walker Percy

Verfasser/in: Walker Percy; Lewis A Lawson; Victor A Kramer
Herausgeber: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1993.
Serien: Literary conversations series.
Ausgabe/Format   Gedrucktes Buch : Biografie : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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This collection of interviews supplements Conversations with Walker Percy and occasions an additional two dozen pleasurable encounters with Percy. Primarily from the last ten years of Percy's life, they show how his presence was stimulating thought in much of humanistic America, in literature, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy, and in cultural life in general. Although this acclaimed author of The Moviegoer,  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Interviews
Aufsatzsammlung
Physisches Format Online version:
Percy, Walker, 1916-1990.
More conversations with Walker Percy.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1993
(OCoLC)624036862
Name: Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Walker Percy; Lewis A Lawson; Victor A Kramer
ISBN: 0878056238 9780878056231 0878056246 9780878056248
OCLC-Nummer: 27171824
Anmerkungen: Includes index.
Beschreibung: xviii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Inhalt: An inteview with Walker Percy/Dorothy H. Kitchings --
An interview with Walker Percy/W. Kenneth Holditch --
Interview/William Starr --
An Interview with Walker Percy/Peggy Castex --
Surviving his own bad habits: An interview with Walker Percy/Robin Leary --
American writer Walker Percy: The novelist as searcher/Charles E. Claffey --
A talk with Walker Percy/Elzbieta Oleksy --
Interview with Walker Percy/Linda Whitney Hobson --
Difficult times/Jan Nordby Gretlund --
A novelist views the novel/John R. Kemp --
Walker Percy on the Church, abortion, faith, and nuclear war/Charlotte Hays --
An interview with Walker Percy/Patrick H. Samway, S.J. --
The art of fiction XCVII: Walker Percy/Zoltan Abadi-Nagy --
Interview on Worldnet/Claude Richard, Simone Vauthier, Jean Rouberol, and Regis Durand --
Moralist of the South/Malcolm Jones --
In a calm setting, he writes of the whirling world beyond/Timothy Dwyer --
A visitor interview: Novelist Walker Percy/Robert Cubbage --
Century of Thanatos: Walker Percy and his subversive message/Phil McCombs --
At court with Walker Percy/Michael Swindle --
Southern semiotics: An interview with Walker Percy/Rebekah Presson --
Out of the ruins/Scott Walter --
Walker Percy talks about science, faith, and fiction/Brent Short.
Serientitel: Literary conversations series.
Verfasserangabe: edited by Lewis A. Lawson and Victor A. Kramer.
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Abstract:

This collection of interviews supplements Conversations with Walker Percy and occasions an additional two dozen pleasurable encounters with Percy. Primarily from the last ten years of Percy's life, they show how his presence was stimulating thought in much of humanistic America, in literature, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy, and in cultural life in general. Although this acclaimed author of The Moviegoer, Lancelot, and Love in the Ruins never overcame his shyness with interviewers, he continued to grant interviews as long as his health permitted. This act of openness illustrates his humility before his ideas and his desire to help others understand them. Although the questions he was asked almost invariably became predictable, he always managed to add an anecdote, an illustration, a topical reference, that would breathe new life into the responses he was making. The interviews in this collection show him at the height when he knew that his illness would not allow him to write any more books, and that the only way to restate his ideas and offer a valediction to the large audience to whom he had always been kind, patient, and appreciative was to speak out. Percy despised the posture of many modern self-proclaimed intellectuals who delight in cloaking ideas in jargon and abstraction. He always tried to express himself clearly and as free of reservations as possible. These interviews reflect that clarity. With this book readers will welcome yet more close encounters with him.

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