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More conversations with Walker Percy

Autore: Walker Percy; Lewis A Lawson; Victor A Kramer
Editore: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1993.
Serie: Literary conversations series.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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,  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Interviews
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Percy, Walker, 1916-1990.
More conversations with Walker Percy.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1993
(OCoLC)624036862
Persona incaricata: Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Walker Percy; Lewis A Lawson; Victor A Kramer
ISBN: 0878056238 9780878056231 0878056246 9780878056248
Numero OCLC: 27171824
Note: Includes index.
Descrizione: xviii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Titolo della serie: Literary conversations series.
Responsabilità: edited by Lewis A. Lawson and Victor A. Kramer.
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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, 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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