The Moviegoer

Download or Read eBook The Moviegoer PDF written by Walker Percy and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2011-03-29 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Moviegoer

Book Synopsis The Moviegoer by : Walker Percy

In this National Book Award–winning novel from a “brilliantly breathtaking writer,” a young Southerner searches for meaning in the midst of Mardi Gras (The New York Times Book Review). On the cusp of his thirtieth birthday, Binx Bolling is a lost soul. A stockbroker and member of an established New Orleans family, Binx’s one escape is the movie theater that transports him from the falseness of his life. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Binx, along with his cousin Kate, sets out to find his true purpose amid the excesses of the carnival that surrounds him. Buoyant yet powerful, The Moviegoer is a poignant indictment of modern values, and an unforgettable story of a week that will change two lives forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Walker Percy including rare photos from the author’s estate.

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  • Publisher – Open Road Media
  • Total Pages – 199
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781453216255
  • ISBN-13 – 1453216251

The Moviegoer

Download or Read eBook The Moviegoer PDF written by Walker Percy and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2018-08-14 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Moviegoer

Book Synopsis The Moviegoer by : Walker Percy

Winner of the 1962 National Book Award and one of Time magazine’s 100 Best English-Language Novels, Walker Percy’s debut The Moviegoer is an American masterpiece and a classic of Southern literature. Insightful, romantic, and humorous, it is the story of a young man’s search for meaning amid a shallow consumerist landscape. Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker, fills his days with movies and casual sex. His life offers him nothing worth retaining; what he treasures are scenes from The Third Man or Stagecoach, not the personal experiences he knows other people hold dear. On the cusp of turning thirty, however, something changes: At Mardi Gras, he embarks on a quest for some form of authentic experience. The consequences of Binx’s quest, on both himself and his unstable cousin Kate, prove outrageous, absurd, moving, and indelible. Featuring a new afterword by Richard Ford, this new edition of The Moviegoer cements Walker Percy’s place as a giant of American literature.

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  • Publisher – Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Total Pages – 272
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  • ISBN-10 – 0374214522
  • ISBN-13 – 9780374214524

Lancelot

Download or Read eBook Lancelot PDF written by Walker Percy and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2011-03-29 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Lancelot

Book Synopsis Lancelot by : Walker Percy

DIVDIV“A modern knight-errant on a quest after evil; grotesque, convincing and chilling.” —The New York Times Book Review/divDIV/divDIVFed up with the excesses of the 1970s, Lancelot Andrews Lamar, a liberal lawyer and distinguished member of the New Orleans gentry, is determined to stop the modern world’s ethical collapse. His quest begins with his wife—an actress who he suspects has been cheating on him for years. Though he initially plans only to gather proof of her infidelity, Lancelot quickly descends into a fog of obsession. And as he crosses the line from sanity into madness, he will try once and for all to purify the world or destroy it in the attempt./divDIV /divDIVMesmerizing and unforgettable, Lancelot is a masterful story of one man’s collision with the follies of modern culture, and a thought-provoking look at the nature of good and evil./div /div

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  • Publisher – Open Road Media
  • Total Pages – 175
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781453216170
  • ISBN-13 – 1453216170

Walker Percy's The Moviegoer at Fifty

Download or Read eBook Walker Percy's The Moviegoer at Fifty PDF written by Jennifer Levasseur and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 2016-04-11 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Walker Percy's The Moviegoer at Fifty

Book Synopsis Walker Percy's The Moviegoer at Fifty by : Jennifer Levasseur

More than fifty years after its publication, Walker Percy's National Book Award Winner, The Moviegoer, still confronts, comforts, and enlightens generations of readers. This collection of twelve new essays, edited and introduced by Jennifer Levasseur and Mary A. McCay, emphasize the evolving significance of this seminal, New Orleans novel. Authors' consider the text with diverse perspectives, drawing from philosophy, theology, disability theory, contemporary music and literature, social media, and film studies. Jay Tolson opens the volume with reflections on rereading the novel on a Kindle decades after writing his important biography of Percy. H. Collin Messer, Montserrat Gins, Jessica Hooten Wilson, and Brian Jobe follow with illuminating essays analyzing Percy's influences, from St. Augustine and Cervantes to Heidegger and Dostoevsky. Jonathan Potter and Read Mercer Schuchardt, Mary A. McCay, Matthew Luter, and Dorian Speed delve into the novel's significance to cinema, including an exhaustive guide to its film references, a meditation on Binx Bolling as a director of his existence, and the semiotics of celebrity. Brent Walter Cline and Robert Bolton, Michael Kobre, and L. Lamar Nisly present a roadmap for Bolling's inward journey, exploring a variety of elements from the role of the broken body to the spiritual connection to Bruce Springsteen lyrics. Walker Percy's The Moviegoer at Fifty is the first critical work devoted solely to the author's debut novel. Coinciding with the centenary of Percy's birth, this collection invites both new and veteran readers to enjoy The Moviegoer with fresh perspectives that underscore its lasting relevance.

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  • Publisher – LSU Press
  • Total Pages – 233
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780807162750
  • ISBN-13 – 0807162752

Lost in the Cosmos

Download or Read eBook Lost in the Cosmos PDF written by Walker Percy and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2011-03-29 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Lost in the Cosmos

Book Synopsis Lost in the Cosmos by : Walker Percy

“A mock self-help book designed not to help but to provoke . . . to inveigle us into thinking about who we are and how we got into this mess.” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Filled with quizzes, essays, short stories, and diagrams, Lost in the Cosmos is National Book Award–winning author Walker Percy’s humorous take on a familiar genre—as well as an invitation to serious contemplation of life’s biggest questions. One part parody and two parts philosophy, Lost in the Cosmos is an enlightening guide to the dilemmas of human existence, and an unrivaled spin on self-help manuals by one of modern America’s greatest literary masters.

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  • Publisher – Open Road Media
  • Total Pages – 201
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781453216347
  • ISBN-13 – 1453216340