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 yank literary scene while he gained the nationwide publication Award for fiction along with his first novel, The Moviegoer. a doctor, thinker, and religious Catholic, Percy devoted his lifestyles to knowing the combined and a little contradictory foundations of yank lifestyles as a scenario confronted by way of the wandering and won-dering human soul. His arguable works mixed existential wondering, medical research, the perception of the southern stoic, and genuine non secular religion to supply a novel view of humanity's position within the cosmos that ranks the most effective American political thinking.
An authoritative consultant to the political considered this celebrated but complicated American writer, A Political better half to Walker Percy includes seminal essays through 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 various views who supply an important lens for studying Percy's works. This accomplished advent to Percy's "American Thomism" is an essential source for college students 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