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A political companion to Walker Percy

Author: Peter Augustine Lawler; Brian A Smith
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky University Press of Kentucky 2014
Series: Political companions to great American authors
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats

An authoritative guide to the political thought of this celebrated yet complex American author, A Political Companion to Walker Percy includes seminal essays by Ralph C. Wood, Richard Reinsch II, and  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
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Named Person: Walker / 1916-1990 / Political and social views Percy; Walker Percy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Augustine Lawler; Brian A Smith
ISBN: 9780813147420 0813147425 9780813141886 0813141885
OCLC Number: 1002269622
Description: 285 Seiten
Contents: Introduction: Walker Percy, American political life, and indigenous American Thomism / Peter Augustine Lawler and Brian A. Smith --
Walker Percy: a brief biography / Ralph C. Wood --
The moviegoer's Cartesian theater: moviegoing as Walker Percy's metaphor for the Cartesian mind / Woods Nash --
Walker Percy's critique of the pursuit of happiness in The moviegoer, Lost in the cosmos: the last self-help book, and The Thanatos Syndrome / Elizabeth Amato --
On dealing with man / James V. Schall, S.J --
Walker Percy's 'theory of man' and the elimination of virtue / Nathan P. Carson --
Confessing the horrors of radical individualism in Lancelot: Percy, Dostoevsky, Poe / Farrell O'Gorman --
Walker Percy's alternative to scientism in The Thanatos Syndrome / Micah Mattix --
Love and marriage among the ruins / Richard M. Reinsch II --
Walker Percy's last men: Love in the ruins as a fable of American decline/ Brian A. Smith --
The second coming of Walker Percy: from segregationist to integrationist / Brendan P. Purdy and Janice Daurio --
Walker Percy, Alexis de Tocqueville, and the stoic and Christian foundations of American Thomism / Peter Augustine Lawler.
Series Title: Political companions to great American authors
Responsibility: edited by Peter Augustine Lawler and Brian A. Smith.


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