Walker Percy Essay 1990

Walker Percy


in Birmingham, Alabama, The United States

May 28, 1916


May 10, 1990




Literature & Fiction


Gabriel Marcel, Søren Kierkegaard, Albert Camus, Saul Bellow

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Walker Percy (1916–1990) was one of the most prominent American writers of the twentieth century. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he was the oldest of three brothers in an established Southern family that contained both a Civil War hero and a US senator. Acclaimed for his poetic style and moving depictions of the alienation of modern American culture, Percy was the bestselling author of six fiction titles—including the classic novel The Moviegoer (1961), winner of the National Book Award—and fifteen works of nonfiction. In 2005, Time magazine named The Moviegoer one of the best English-language books published since 1923.

The Southern Literary Journal

Description: Published semiannually since 1967, The Southern Literary Journal is concerned with the literary and intellectual life of the American South, in the most expansive sense of that term. It features essays dealing with southern writing from all periods and genres, and its eclectic approach includes literary criticism, historical studies, and thematic and comparative analysis.

Coverage: 1968-2015 (Vol. 1, No. 1 - Vol. 47, No. 2)

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ISSN: 00384291

EISSN: 15341461

Subjects: Language & Literature, Humanities

Collections: Arts & Sciences V Collection

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