Walker Percy

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United States writer whose novels explored human alienation (1916-1990)


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Peter drew out all the moral and philosophical resources of Walker Percy and Christopher Lasch, defending "moral realism" against "therapeutic elitism." It was in this book that he became forever identified with "postmodern conservatism." As Peter--and Peter alone--understood it, postmodernism is the "human reflection on the failure of the modern project to eradicate human mystery and misery [Pascal again] and to bring history to an end." He admired the lesson that the anti-Communist dissidents Solzhenitsyn and Vaclav Havel provided about the noble human effort to resist "human manipulation" of every kind.
In his "Resurrecting the Body: Walker Percy and the Sensuous-erotic Spirit," John F.
Putting his faith in medicine, Walker Percy trained as a pathologist at Columbia University, earning a medical degree in 1941.
This article explores several connections between the work of the American novelist and philosopher, Walker Percy, and the Canadian Jesuit philosopher and theologian, Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984).
But even Percy noted that he "had nothing so grand in mind as 'recommending to the nation'" ("Walker Percy" 69), and assuming the "yes" equals a recommendation of Catholicism seems rather limiting given the ambiguity analyzed here.
Christina Bieber Lake argues that works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walker Percy, Flannery O'Connor, Toni Morrison, George Saunders, Marilynne Robinson, Raymond Carver, James Tiptree, Jr., and Margaret Atwood must be reevaluated in light of their contributions to larger ethical questions.
The scope of this study includes many authors from earlier periods, but the focus rests upon modern authors, most extensively Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, Doris Betts, Tim McLaurin, Ernest Gaines, Alice Walker, Randall Kenan, and Gaff Godwin.
He provides close critical readings of Mark Twain, Zora Neele Hurston, Faulkner, Richard Wright, Katherine Anne Porter, Bobbie Ann Mason, Walker Percy.
Finally, Walker Percy writes for the seeker--the uneasy skeptic who senses that something is deeply amiss with his world and sets out to name the disease and find a cure.
The project of the critical edition was abandoned shortly thereafter when, to the best of my recollection, Norton decided against it because Walker Percy was still alive and their series included only editions of canonical texts with long dead authors.
King, Shelby Foote, Walker Percy. The list goes on and on.
Part II, "Explorations in General Semantics," provides linguistic insights from scholars such as Gregory Bateson and Walker Percy and analysis of the revolutionary importance of "negative" GS principles (e.g., "the word is not the thing," "the map is not the territory").
the presence of grace and spiritual mystery in her stories, but they often approach her from the perspective of what O'Connor's writer-compatriot Walker Percy identifies as religious science.
NOVELIST WALKER PERCY called John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces a "great rumbling farce of Falstaffian dimensions." And the tale of flatulent New Orleans hot-dog vendor Ignatius J.