A Political Companion to Walker Percy
||Lawler, Peter Augustine|
Smith, Brian A.
|Series title:||Political Companions to Great American Authors Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||University Press of Kentucky|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $40.00|
| Book Description: |
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...