A Political Companion to Walker Percy




      A Political Companion to Walker Percy
In 1962, Walker Percy 1916 1990 made a dramatic entrance onto the American literary scene when he won the National Book Award for fiction with his first novel, The Moviegoer A physician, philosopher, and devout Catholic, Percy dedicated his life to understanding the mixed and somewhat contradictory foundations of American life as a situation faced by the wandering and won dering human soul His controversial works combined existential questioning, scientific investigation, the insight of the southern stoic, and authentic religious faith to produce a singular view of humanity s place in the cosmos that ranks among the best American political thinking.An authoritative guide to the political thought of this celebrated yet complex American author, A Political Companion to Walker Percy includes seminal essays by Ralph C Wood, Richard Reinsch II, and James V Schall, S.J., as well as new analyses of Percy s view of Thomistic realism and his reaction to the American pursuit of happiness Editors Peter Augustine Lawler and Brian A Smith have assembled scholars of diverse perspectives who provide a necessary lens for interpreting Percy s works This comprehensive introduction to Percy s American Thomism is an indispensable resource for students of American literature, culture, and politics. Read A Political Companion to Walker Percy – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • A Political Companion to Walker Percy
  • Peter Augustine Lawler
  • English
  • 01 December 2017
  • 0813147425

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