The Moviegoer

The Moviegoer

In this National Book Award–winning novel from a “brilliantly breathtaking writer,” a young Southerner searches for meaning in the midst of Mardi Gras (The New York Times Book Review).

Author: Walker Percy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453216255

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

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In this National Book Award–winning novel from a “brilliantly breathtaking writer,” a young Southerner searches for meaning in the midst of Mardi Gras (The New York Times Book Review). On the cusp of his thirtieth birthday, Binx Bolling is a lost soul. A stockbroker and member of an established New Orleans family, Binx’s one escape is the movie theater that transports him from the falseness of his life. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Binx, along with his cousin Kate, sets out to find his true purpose amid the excesses of the carnival that surrounds him. Buoyant yet powerful, The Moviegoer is a poignant indictment of modern values, and an unforgettable story of a week that will change two lives forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Walker Percy including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Categories: Fiction

From Flanders Fields to the Moviegoer

From Flanders Fields to the Moviegoer

65 This phrase refers to the author's deep and abiding existential concern for
human meaning and the justification of knowledge in a Postmodern world.66 He
once summarized “the search” in the Moviegoer: “The search is what anyone
would ...

Author: Michael A. Milton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725251496

Category: Philosophy

Page: 90

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How do educators, clergy, attorneys, and the concerned public come to terms with meaningful, workable ethics in an age that eschews any attempt to define truth and error? Michael A. Milton has addressed that question in the new monograph, From Flanders Field to the Moviegoer: Philosophical Foundations for a Transcendent Ethical Framework. Milton draws on English literature, sociology, history, public policy, and theology to mark milestones in the cultural journey from the philosophical crisis after World War I, the end of modernity and the introduction of the “theater of the absurd” in post-modernity. Rather than merely a survey, this monograph proposes a “way forward” in teaching metaphysical ethics. Originally given as a paper before American and British defense leaders in Washington, DC, Milton’s original paper is now expanded for use in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate classrooms, as well as libraries and professional military education.
Categories: Philosophy

Existential Heroism in The Moviegoer

Existential Heroism in  The Moviegoer

The purpose of this essay is to explain how Binx Bolling, the protagonist of Walker Percy's novel "The Moviegoer," is the hero of the novel.

Author: Daniel Alexander Plunkett

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:77007476

Category: Existentialism in literature

Page: 92

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The purpose of this essay is to explain how Binx Bolling, the protagonist of Walker Percy's novel "The Moviegoer," is the hero of the novel. "The Moviegoer" is an existentialist novel, influenced greatly by the great Christian existentialist Soren Kierkegaard, and Binx is thus an existential hero, meaning that he finds a way to achieve selfhood -- Abstract.
Categories: Existentialism in literature

Names as Symbols

Names as Symbols

Author: William David Roberson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:9029244

Category: Names in literature

Page: 90

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Categories: Names in literature

J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye and Walker Percy s The Moviegoer

J D  Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye and Walker Percy s The Moviegoer

1993 511 MAIN Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and Percy's The Moviegoer
Walker Percy has repeatedly acknowledged the European existential novelists --
Sartre , Camus , Dostoyevsky -- as his literary forefathers . It was their novels ...

Author: Bruce Robbins Benway

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3489940

Category:

Page: 168

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Hollywood Escapes

Hollywood Escapes

Here is the first comprehensive guide to Southern California's outdoor filming locations taking you to more than 50 of the Golden State's most cinematic beaches, mountains, deserts, lakes, hot springs and waterfalls.

Author: Harry Medved

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429907177

Category: Travel

Page: 432

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LET THE MOVIES BE YOUR GUIDE! * Hike THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE Trail! * Behold the KILL BILL Chapel! * Enter THE DOORS Indian Caves! * Swim at BEACH BLANKET BINGO's Malibu! * Escape to SOME LIKE IT HOT's Resort! * Raft the STAGECOACH River! * Explore HIGH PLAIN DRIFTER's Ghostly Lake! * Trek to the LOST HORIZON Waterfall! * Discover the STAR WARS Sand Dunes! Here is the first comprehensive guide to Southern California's outdoor filming locations taking you to more than 50 of the Golden State's most cinematic beaches, mountains, deserts, lakes, hot springs and waterfalls. Illustrated with over 100 scenic photos and 20 easy-to-read maps, Hollywood Escapes: The Moviegoer's Guide to Exploring Southern California's Great Outdours not only takes you to movie history's most memorable destinations, but also recommends places to dine and lodge along the way, from mountain hideaways to beach side resorts. Written by inveterate movie buffs and outdoors enthusiasts Harry Medved and Bruce Akiyama, these two native Southern Californians have interviewed dozens of actors, filmmakers, location scouts and rangers to help you explore Hollywood's most spectacular scenery.
Categories: Travel

Longing for an Absent God

Longing for an Absent God

Percy, More Conversations, 5–6. Percy, More Conversations, 27. Percy, More
Conversations, 122. Percy, More Conversations, 205. Percy, Conversations, 28–
29. Percy, Signposts, 36. Percy, Signposts, 36. Walker Percy, The Moviegoer ...

Author: Nick Ripatrazone

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506451961

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Longing for an Absent God unveils the powerful role of faith and doubt in the American literary tradition. Nick Ripatrazone explores how two major strands of Catholic writers--practicing and cultural--intertwine and sustain each other. Ripatrazone explores the writings of devout American Catholic writers in the years before the Second Vatican Council through the work of Flannery O'Connor, J. F. Powers, and Walker Percy; those who were raised Catholic but drifted from the church, such as the Catholic-educated Don DeLillo and Cormac McCarthy, the convert Toni Morrison, the Mass-going Thomas Pynchon, and the ritual-driven Louise Erdrich; and a new crop of faithful American Catholic writers, including Ron Hansen, Phil Klay, and Alice McDermott, who write Catholic stories for our contemporary world. These critically acclaimed and award-winning voices illustrate that Catholic storytelling is innately powerful and appealing to both secular and religious audiences. Longing for an Absent God demonstrates the profound differences in the storytelling styles and results of these two groups of major writers--but ultimately shows how, taken together, they offer a rich and unique American literary tradition that spans the full spectrum of doubt and faith.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Remaking the Voyage

Remaking the Voyage

Pointing specifically to the peculiar behaviour of the moviegoer's eye when cut off
from other senses, notably from the sense of touch, Woolf insisted that as a
medium, films produced a fractured and distorted sensorium, inviting moviegoers
into ...

Author: Helen Tookey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781789621839

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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'Who ever thought they would one day be able to read Malcolm Lowry's fabled novel of the 1930s and 40s, In Ballast to the White Sea? Lord knows, I didn't' - Michael Hofmann This book breaks new ground in studies of the British novelist Malcolm Lowry (1909-57), as the first collection of new essays produced in response to the publication in 2014 of a scholarly edition of Lowry's 'lost' novel, In Ballast to the White Sea. In a detailed introduction, editors Helen Tookey and Bryan Biggs show how the publication of In Ballast sheds new light on Lowry as both a highly political writer and a writer deeply influenced by his native Merseyside, as his protagonist Sigbj�rn Hansen-Tarnmoor walks the streets of Liverpool, wrestling with his own conscience and with the pressing questions of class, identity and social reform. The introduction is followed by chapters in which renowned Lowry scholars and newer voices explore key aspects of the novel and its relation to the wider contexts of Lowry's work, including his complex relation to socialism and communism, the symbolic value of Norway and things Nordic, and the significance of tropes of loss, hauntings and doublings. The book draws on the unexpected opportunity offered by the rediscovery of In Ballast to look afresh at Lowry's oeuvre, to 'remake the voyage'.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Walker Percy s The Moviegoer at Fifty

Walker Percy s The Moviegoer at Fifty

This collection of twelve new essays, edited and introduced by Jennifer Levasseur and Mary A. McCay, emphasize the evolving significance of this seminal, New Orleans novel.

Author: Jennifer Levasseur

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807162750

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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More than fifty years after its publication, Walker Percy's National Book Award Winner, The Moviegoer, still confronts, comforts, and enlightens generations of readers. This collection of twelve new essays, edited and introduced by Jennifer Levasseur and Mary A. McCay, emphasize the evolving significance of this seminal, New Orleans novel. Authors' consider the text with diverse perspectives, drawing from philosophy, theology, disability theory, contemporary music and literature, social media, and film studies. Jay Tolson opens the volume with reflections on rereading the novel on a Kindle decades after writing his important biography of Percy. H. Collin Messer, Montserrat Gins, Jessica Hooten Wilson, and Brian Jobe follow with illuminating essays analyzing Percy's influences, from St. Augustine and Cervantes to Heidegger and Dostoevsky. Jonathan Potter and Read Mercer Schuchardt, Mary A. McCay, Matthew Luter, and Dorian Speed delve into the novel's significance to cinema, including an exhaustive guide to its film references, a meditation on Binx Bolling as a director of his existence, and the semiotics of celebrity. Brent Walter Cline and Robert Bolton, Michael Kobre, and L. Lamar Nisly present a roadmap for Bolling's inward journey, exploring a variety of elements from the role of the broken body to the spiritual connection to Bruce Springsteen lyrics. Walker Percy's The Moviegoer at Fifty is the first critical work devoted solely to the author's debut novel. Coinciding with the centenary of Percy's birth, this collection invites both new and veteran readers to enjoy The Moviegoer with fresh perspectives that underscore its lasting relevance.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Moviegoer s Companion

The Moviegoer s Companion

If you have a burning desire to know the answers to these questions and hundreds more like it, this book is a must. Facts, fiction, statistics, lists—it’s the best collection of film trivia you’ll ever read.

Author: Rhiannon Guy

Publisher: Robson

ISBN: 1861057970

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 153

View: 154

How many times has James Bond been told he’s going to die? In which film did the co-star get eaten by hungry pigs? Which director gave his audiences an extra fright by making their seats vibrate? Was “The Madness of King George III” really renamed “The Madness of King George” so that American audiences didn’t think they had missed the first two installments? And who shot a 90-minute movie in one take? If you have a burning desire to know the answers to these questions and hundreds more like it, this book is a must. Facts, fiction, statistics, lists—it’s the best collection of film trivia you’ll ever read.
Categories: Performing Arts

Moviegoer

Moviegoer

... moviegoer a ready - wrapped package of subject ( racial discrimination , the
sleeping - pill menace ) , theme , and moral – Rossellini's films , for a change , led
the spectator into the sort of privately erected realism which used to glorify the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B791249

Category: Motion pictures

Page:

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Categories: Motion pictures

Hollywoodland U S A

Hollywoodland U S A

Author: John Pashdag

Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)

ISBN: 0877012830

Category: Hollywood Region (Calif.)

Page: 163

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Categories: Hollywood Region (Calif.)

Walker Percy

Walker Percy

Author: William Rodney Allen

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617035351

Category: Psychoanalysis and literature

Page: 160

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Categories: Psychoanalysis and literature

American Novel Explication 1969 1980

American Novel Explication  1969 1980

Moviegoer ( 1961 ) Brinkmeyer , Robert H . , Jr . “ Percy ' s Bludgeon : Message
and Narrative Strategy . " SoQ 18 . 3 ( 1980 ) : 82 - 83 . Bryant , Jerry H . Open
Decision , 273 – 277 . Chesnick , Eugene . “ Novel ' s Ending and World ' s End ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110161739

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 575

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives M Z

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives  M Z

Alienation is an important theme running through these pieces ; this idea
preoccupied him through the 1960s . In 1961 Knopf published Percy ' s novel The
Moviegoer , which attracted only modest attention from reviewers , partly because
the ...

Author: William L. O'Neill

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

ISBN: 0684312220

Category: Biography

Page: 650

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A two-volume biographical resource for key individuals of the 1960s. Presents 500 entries describing Americans who defined the decade, including politicians, athletes, entertainers, and artists, among many others.
Categories: Biography

Southern Humanities Review

Southern Humanities Review

Thus Binx now possesses the faith to believe that though he lives in a concrete
time and place he possesses an Eternity that a moviegoer would never see .
NOTES 1 . Walker Percy , The Moviegoer ( New York : Noonday Press , 1967 ) , p
. 3 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027598062

Category: Humanities

Page:

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Categories: Humanities

Beat Indeed

Beat Indeed

Walker Percy , The Moviegoer ( 1961 , rpt . New York : The Noonday Press , 1967
) , p . 41 . Further citations will be taken from this edition and included
parenthetically within the text . 3 . Paul Goodman , Growing Up Absurd ( New
York ...

Author: Rudi Horemans

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019252730

Category: American literature

Page: 256

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Categories: American literature

Walker Percy Art and Ethics

Walker Percy  Art and Ethics

BIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM [ The Moviegoer ] Atkins , Anselm . “ Walker Percy
and Post - Christian Search . ” The Centennial Review , 12 ( 1968 ) , 73 – 95 .
Bryant , Jerry H . The Open Decision : The Contemporary American Novel and its
 ...

Author: Jac Tharpe

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002240318

Category: Didactic fiction, American

Page: 160

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Categories: Didactic fiction, American