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Still following Percy

Author: Lewis A Lawson
Publisher: Jackson, Miss. : University Press of Mississippi, ©1996.
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In 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lawson, Lewis A.
Still following Percy.
Jackson, Miss. : University Press of Mississippi, c1996
(DLC) 95016820
(OCoLC)32468371
Named Person: Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis A Lawson
ISBN: 0585226504 9780585226507
OCLC Number: 44955060
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 257 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Neurobiology and Psychoanalysis in the Work of Walker Percy --
2. Walker Percy's South(s) --
3. The Dream Screen in The Moviegoer --
4. The Moviegoer Dates the Love Goddess --
5. Regression in the Service of Transcendence in The Moviegoer --
6. Will Barrett under the Telescope --
7. "The parent in the percept" in The Last Gentleman --
8. Will Barrett and "the fat rosy temple of Juno" --
9. Will Barrett's Psychoanalysis --
10. Tom More's "Nobel Prize Complex" --
11. Moviemaking in Lancelot.
Responsibility: Lewis A. Lawson.

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In 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 truth.

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