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The Resource A political companion to Walker Percy, edited by Peter Augustine Lawler and Brian A. Smith

A political companion to Walker Percy, edited by Peter Augustine Lawler and Brian A. Smith

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A political companion to Walker Percy
Title
A political companion to Walker Percy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Augustine Lawler and Brian A. Smith
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1962, Walker Percy (1916--1990) made a dramatic entrance onto the American literary scene when he won the National Book Award for fiction with his first novel, The Moviegoer. A physician, philosopher, and devout Catholic, Percy dedicated his life to understanding the mixed and somewhat contradictory foundations of American life as a situation faced by the wandering and won-dering human soul. His controversial works combined existential questioning, scientific investigation, the insight of the southern stoic, and authentic religious faith to produce a singular view of humanity's place in
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1980-
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  • Lawler, Peter Augustine
  • Smith, Brian A.
Series statement
Political companions to great American authors
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  • Percy, Walker
  • Percy, Walker
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Political and social views
Label
A political companion to Walker Percy, edited by Peter Augustine Lawler and Brian A. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn852896231
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (285 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813141893
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3b4sz7
  • f9e891ba-a24d-4cdb-842f-b9b80c8d27f6
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852896231
Label
A political companion to Walker Percy, edited by Peter Augustine Lawler and Brian A. Smith
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn852896231
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (285 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813141893
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3b4sz7
  • f9e891ba-a24d-4cdb-842f-b9b80c8d27f6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852896231

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