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Autobiography in Walker Percy

repetition, recovery, and redemption

by Edward J. Dupuy

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Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Southern States
    • Subjects:
    • Percy, Walker, 1916- -- Criticism and interpretation.,
    • Autobiographical fiction, American -- History and criticism.,
    • Psychological fiction, American -- History and criticism.,
    • Repetition in literature.,
    • Redemption in literature.,
    • Self in literature.,
    • Autobiography.,
    • Southern States -- In literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-164) and index.

      StatementEdward J. Dupuy.
      SeriesSouthern literary studies
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3566.E6912 Z66 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 171 p. ;
      Number of Pages171
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL790899M
      ISBN 10080712012X
      LC Control Number95023388

      Information about writer Walker Percy, including a biographical and critical article, a list of published works, and other information resources. The Last Self-Help Book. New York: Farrar, Straus, Edward J. Autobiography in Walker Percy: Repetition, Recovery, and Redemption. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, Further Reading. William Rodney Allen, Walker Percy: A Southern Wayfarer () Lewis Baker, The Percys of Mississippi: Politics and Literature in the New South () Gary M. Ciuba, Walker Percy: Books of Revelations () Edward J. Dupuy, Autobiography in Walker Percy: Repetition, Recovery, and Redemption () Jan Nordby Gretlund and Karl-Heinz Westarp, eds., Walker Percy: Novelist Author: Brannon Costello.

      Walker Percy ( – ) Walker Percy ( ) was an American Southern author whose interests included philosophy and semiotics. Percy is best known for his philosophical novels, the first of which, The Moviegoer, won the National Book Award for Fiction in He devoted his literary life to the exploration of "the dislocation of man in the modern age," and his work. "When The Moviegoer, an extraordinary first novel by an unknown Louisiana author, won the National Book Award in , it marked the arrival of an exceptional literary talent. With his five successive novels and his wide-ranging philosophical and occasional essays, Walker Percy shored up his reputation as one of America's greatest writers - an ironic moralist and perhaps the shrewdest.

      Discount prices on books by Walker Percy, including titles like Comparative Tests of Chemical Glassware (Classic Reprint). Click here for the lowest price. by Walker Percy ‧ RELEASE DATE: June 1, A semi-successful jeu d'esprit. This rambling philosophical entertainment combines snappy little lectures, multiple choice questions, diagrams, "thought experiments," and bits of science fiction in a kind of rueful Percyflage about the fate of the self in a crazy, centrifugal world.


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Autobiography in Walker Percy by Edward J. Dupuy Download PDF EPUB FB2

Walker Percy, (bornBirmingham, Alabama, U.S.—diedCovington, Louisiana), American novelist who wrote of the New South transformed by industry and technology. Orphaned in late childhood after his father, a lawyer, committed suicide and his mother died in an automobile accident, Percy went with his brothers to live with their father’s cousin, a bachelor and.

How fortunate I was to have this book to read. I came to Walker Percy late in my life, but his work hit me like a ton of bricks. I wanted to know more about the author so I read this biography. This book is so much more than a simple telling of the story of Percy's by: An intelligent, often witty discussion of not only Walker Percy but also New Criticism, post-modern criticism, and autobiographical principles, Autobiography in Walker Percy is a work rich in both theory and textual analysis that will engage scholars and true aficionados of by: 2.

Get this from a library. Autobiography in Walker Percy: repetition, recovery, and redemption. [Edward J Dupuy] -- In this highly original study, Edward J. Dupuy looks not so much at a one-to-one correspondence between Walker Percy's life and his works but more at the broader relations among autobiography.

Paul Elie writes about Walker Percy’s novel “The Moviegoer,” fromwhich transcends its Southern setting to become a thoroughly modern work of : Paul Elie. Walker Percy's The Moviegoer was the rather unexpected National Book Award winner in His last gentleman suffers from the same contemporary malaise — a kind of dislocation.

He is Bill Barrett, an amiable, anomalous young man from an old Southern family. He had gone North to find himself equally homeless and aimless. Some of this is externalized by the fact that he has fugue.

A Complete Listing of Books by Walker Percy with Book Descriptions, interactive multimedia, bibliographies, and archives listings. Hosted by UNC-Chapel Hill, The Walker Percy Project is a comprehensive educational resource for scholars, students, and general readers.

In the interim, while Percy scholars await a full-scale critical biography, the following studies will prove valuable and insightful: Jerome Taylor, In Search of Self: Life and Death and Walker Percy,is perhaps the single best expository introduction to Percy’s fiction and main themes; Martin Luschei, The Sovereign Wayfarer: Walker.

In any case, Edward J. Dupuy's Autobiography in Walker Percy: Repetition, Recovery, and Redemption falls squarely into the category of adulatory criticism. For the most part, the author accepts Percy's standpoints with only the merest hint of reservation. Walker Percy () was one of the most prominent American writers of the twentieth century.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he was the oldest of three brothers in an established Southern family that contained both a Civil War hero and a US senator/5. The Moviegoer is the debut novel by Walker Percy, first published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf in It won the U.S. National Book Award.

Time magazine included the novel in its "Time Best English-language Novels from to ". Inthe Modern Library ranked The Moviegoer sixtieth on its list of the hundred best English-language novels of the twentieth : Walker Percy. When he won the National Book Award in for his first novel, The Moviegoer, Catholic author Walker Percy quickly established a wide and devoted following.

His five subsequent novels and three non-fiction books proved him to be one of the century's most careful surveyors of modern society. This biography, the only one to be written with Percy's approval and assistance, is a New York Times. Get this from a library. Autobiography in Walker Percy: repetition, recovery, and redemption.

[Edward J Dupuy]. Walker Percy has 32 books on Goodreads with ratings. Walker Percy’s most popular book is A Confederacy of Dunces. Symbol and Existence: A Study in Meaning, Walker Percy, Mercer, pages. Three years before he died, Walker Percy remarked that.

Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book. Walker Percy $ - $ The Moviegoer was Walker Percy’s first novel, and it won the National Book Award. The book did not, however, immediately attract a large number of readers. Its hero’s quest for meaning. Walker Percy () won the National Book Award for fiction in for his first published novel, The Moviegoer.

In five subsequent novels and numerous essays, he explored his chosen theme of "the dislocation of man in the modern age." His work combined a distinctly southern sensibility with. Walker Percy () won the National Book Award for fiction in for his first published novel, The Moviegoer.

In five subsequent novels and numerous essays, he explored his chosen theme of "the dislocation of man in the modern age." His work combined a distinctly southern sensibility with existential philosophy and a deeply-felt Catholicism.

Walker Percy, the writer who penned “The Moviegoer,” “Lancelot,” and “Love in the Ruins,” to name a few, had family, fate and illness working against him. But he had faith, and that was likely what spared him.

Word on Fire contributor Father Damian Ference examines Percy's life on today's blog, a launching point for our next Book Club selection, "Love in the Ruins.".

Walker Percy's grandfather's brother, LeRoy Percy, was a U.S. Senator from Mississippi from to His son, William Alexander, a poet and man of letters, wrote Lanterns on the Levee (), a book that provides an important study of the southern culture prior to World War II.

On his paternal grandmother's side, Walker Percy was related.Walker Percy ( – ) was an Alabamian Southern author whose interests included philosophy and semiotics. Percy is known for his philosophical novels set in and around New Orleans, Louisiana, the first of which, The Moviegoer, won the U.S.

National Book Award for Fiction.Walker Percy was born in Birmingham, Alabama, onliving a basically idyllic southern childhood until the suicide of his father, who was eloquently portrayed in the character of Will.