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Walker Percy, a Southern Wayfarer

By William Rodney Allen

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 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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0878052968


Format: Book
Author: Allen, William Rodney
Title: Walker Percy, a southern wayfarer / William Rodney Allen.
Publisher Date: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1986.
Subject: Percy, Walker, 1916-1990 -- Criticism and interpretation. Psychoanalysis and literature.
Isbn: 0878052968 (alk. paper)
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Call Number: 813.54009 All
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Bib Id: 14407

Format: Book
Author: Allen, William Rodney
Title: Walker Percy, a southern wayfarer / William Rodney Allen.
Publisher, Date: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1986.
Description: xx, 160 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Percy, Walker, 1916-1990 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Subjects: Psychoanalysis and literature.
Notes: Includes bibliographies and index.
LCCN: 86005647
ISBN: 0878052968 (alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 813.54009 All