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Walker Percy and the old modern age : reflections on language, argument, and the telling of stories

Author: Patricia Lewis Poteat
Publisher: Baton Rouge [La.] : Louisiana State University Press, ©1985.
Series: Southern literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Lewis Poteat
ISBN: 0807111872 9780807111871
OCLC Number: 10753434
Description: xi, 177 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
"The Delta Factor" or, on the joys and sorrows of being without a theory of man --
Percy as storyteller or, how to avoid getting zapped by the ravening particles --
Percy as philosophical essayist or, why novelists, Helen Keller, and three-year-olds succeed where linguistic philosophers fail --
"The Message in the Bottle" or, what it means to be a castaway and wait for news from across the seas --
The joys and sorrows of symbol-mongering or, why it is better to stay in Covington, Louisiana, and write stories than venture to M.I.T. and be captured by a language acquisition device --
Epilogue --
Index.
Series Title: Southern literary studies.
Responsibility: Patricia Lewis Poteat.
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