By Peter Augustine Lawler,Brian A. Smith,Ralph C. Wood,Elizabeth Amato,Woods Nash,James V. Schall,Nathan P. Carson,Farrell O'Gorman,Micah Mattix,Richard M. II Reinsch,Brendan P. Purdy,Janice Daurio
In 1962, Walker Percy (1916--1990) made a dramatic front onto the yankee literary scene whilst he gained the nationwide booklet Award for fiction along with his first novel, The Moviegoer. a doctor, thinker, and religious Catholic, Percy devoted his existence to figuring out the combined and just a little contradictory foundations of yank existence as a scenario confronted through the wandering and won-dering human soul. His arguable works mixed existential wondering, medical research, the perception of the southern stoic, and real spiritual religion to provide a novel view of humanity's position within the cosmos that ranks among the finest American political thinking.
An authoritative advisor to the political considered this celebrated but complicated American writer, A Political spouse to Walker Percy includes seminal essays by way of Ralph C. wooden, Richard Reinsch II, and James V. Schall, S.J., in addition to new analyses of Percy's view of Thomistic realism and his response to the yankee pursuit of happiness. Editors Peter Augustine Lawler and Brian A. Smith have assembled students of numerous views who supply an important lens for studying Percy's works. This accomplished creation to Percy's "American Thomism" is an essential source for college kids of yankee literature, tradition, and politics.
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A Political Companion to Walker Percy (Political Companions to Great American Authors) by Peter Augustine Lawler,Brian A. Smith,Ralph C. Wood,Elizabeth Amato,Woods Nash,James V. Schall,Nathan P. Carson,Farrell O'Gorman,Micah Mattix,Richard M. II Reinsch,Brendan P. Purdy,Janice Daurio