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Walker Percy: A Southern Wayfarer

Walker Percy A Southern Wayfarer This valuable and informative book is a study of Percy s five novels in the context of his southern and American literary sources and his tragic personal history Though Percy has emphasized mainly his

This valuable and informative book is a study of Percy s five novels in the context of his southern and American literary sources and his tragic personal history Though Percy has emphasized mainly his European existential influences, his highly allusive novels echo his tragic early years in the South, as well as his ambivalent relationship with his adoptive father WilliamThis valuable and informative book is a study of Percy s five novels in the context of his southern and American literary sources and his tragic personal history Though Percy has emphasized mainly his European existential influences, his highly allusive novels echo his tragic early years in the South, as well as his ambivalent relationship with his adoptive father William Alexander Percy and his awareness of such writers as Twain, Hemingway, and Warren.This perceptive study examines Percy s novels in the light of psychoanalytic theory, philosophy, and literary analysis The author finds that Percy s fiction has been shaped as much by what Percy rejected as by what he embraced.

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  1. William Rodney Allen says:
    American author and former Professor of English at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts He received his PhD from Duke University, and was a faculty member at LSMSA from the time the school first opened in 1983 until his retirement in 2011 He is married to Cindy Allen, a counselor at the school, and has two daughters, Emily and Claire, with her He has many interests, which include and are not limited to playing guitar, reading, and cutting down Magnolia trees He is also a Kurt Vonnegut fan and owns what is believed to be the last thing that Vonnegut wrote before his death in 2007, a postcard addressed to Allen.

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  1. Leif says:
    Like is often the case with academic treatments of books and authors I love apart from my academic career, I found much of this to miss the point in a way The purpose of academic examination in the Humanities is to apply layers of possible perception and interpretation to art, which I support and love but that purpose is often at odds with an organic, spontaneous love for a novel or body of work Taking apart a kaleidoscope can be informative and is sometimes the best thing to do but sometimes yo [...]

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