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More conversations with Walker Percy

作者: Walker Percy; Lewis A Lawson; Victor A Kramer
出版商: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1993.
叢書: Literary conversations series.
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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,  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Interviews
其他的實體格式: Online version:
Percy, Walker, 1916-1990.
More conversations with Walker Percy.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1993
(OCoLC)624036862
提及的人: Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy
資料類型: 傳記, 網際網路資源
文件類型: 圖書, 網路資源
所有的作者/貢獻者: Walker Percy; Lewis A Lawson; Victor A Kramer
ISBN: 0878056238 9780878056231 0878056246 9780878056248
OCLC系統控制編碼: 27171824
注意: Includes index.
描述: xviii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
叢書名: Literary conversations series.
責任: 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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