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Walker Percy: A Life - Samway, Patrick H.
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1997, ISBN: 0374187355

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[EAN: 9780374187354], [PU: Farrar Straus & Giroux], WALKER PERCY BIOGRAPHY A LIFE PATRICK SAMWAY, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Literary, Jacket, A photo of this book is available. Near-fine condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $35.00. Dustcover shows light wear (NO tears). 506 pages. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Synopsis: When he won the National Book Award in 1962 for his first novel, The Moviegoer, Walker Percy quickly established a wide and devoted following. Trained as a physician (who never practiced medicine after suffering from tuberculosis in the 1940s), Dr. Percy became a careful diagnostician of modern society in five subsequent novels and three non-fiction books. This biography, written with Percy's approval and assistance, allows his life to unfold as he lived it, with its unexpected twists and complexities. The tragic deaths of his father and mother, different in manner but close in time, were traumatic events for their teenage son. His subsequent adoption by "Uncle Will - William Alexander Percy, the noted writer and patrician - extended his cultural horizons. After his studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Columbia University's School of Medicine, he married Mary Bernice Townsend. Patrick Samway's meticulous biography tracks their conversion to Roman Catholicism and Percy's dogged determination to continue his career as a novelist and semiotician in Covington, Louisiana. Publishers Weekly: When Walker Percy introduced himself as a writer to students at a Roman Catholic seminary, he told them, "It's a tough way to make a living." Dollars had nothing to do with it in his case, however: his adoptive father had left him a bundle. Although Percy won the National Book Award in 1962, beating out Catch-22as well as fiction by Salinger, Singer and Malamudin more than 30 years of writing novels, he completed only six. Except for his inheritance, life had been unkind to Percy. Both his father and mother had committed suicide when Percy was a schoolboy in Mississippi. His career as a physician ended early and abruptly when he contracted tuberculosis from his patients, and his recovery was slow and uncertain. Percy's creative clock also ran slowly, and his interest in fiction was often eclipsed by his interest in Existentialism and Catholicism, to which he became a converta dimension of his life that is given much space by Samway, a Jesuit priest who became Percy's authorized biographer and edited his uncollected essays as Signposts in a Strange Land (1991). Samway skirts Percy's emotional and imaginative beingthe impact of the deaths of his parents, his relationships with his brothers and with his bachelor-poet Uncle Will (the boys' second father), his marital life with "Bunt" and his hinted-at extramarital temptations. Percy's long life (1916-1990) is approached rather doggedly on its surface, yet the likely torment in his aesthetic and spiritual pilgrimage is the part of Percy's life that escapes.

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Walker Percy: A Life - hardcover

1997, ISBN: 0374187355

ID: 2088894359

[EAN: 9780374187354], [PU: Farrar Straus & Giroux], WALKER PERCY BIOGRAPHY A LIFE PATRICK SAMWAY, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Literary, A photo of this book is available. Near-fine condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $35.00. Dustcover shows light wear (NO tears). 506 pages. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Synopsis: When he won the National Book Award in 1962 for his first novel, The Moviegoer, Walker Percy quickly established a wide and devoted following. Trained as a physician (who never practiced medicine after suffering from tuberculosis in the 1940s), Dr. Percy became a careful diagnostician of modern society in five subsequent novels and three non-fiction books. This biography, written with Percy's approval and assistance, allows his life to unfold as he lived it, with its unexpected twists and complexities. The tragic deaths of his father and mother, different in manner but close in time, were traumatic events for their teenage son. His subsequent adoption by "Uncle Will - William Alexander Percy, the noted writer and patrician - extended his cultural horizons. After his studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Columbia University's School of Medicine, he married Mary Bernice Townsend. Patrick Samway's meticulous biography tracks their conversion to Roman Catholicism and Percy's dogged determination to continue his career as a novelist and semiotician in Covington, Louisiana. Publishers Weekly: When Walker Percy introduced himself as a writer to students at a Roman Catholic seminary, he told them, "It's a tough way to make a living." Dollars had nothing to do with it in his case, however: his adoptive father had left him a bundle. Although Percy won the National Book Award in 1962, beating out Catch-22as well as fiction by Salinger, Singer and Malamudin more than 30 years of writing novels, he completed only six. Except for his inheritance, life had been unkind to Percy. Both his father and mother had committed suicide when Percy was a schoolboy in Mississippi. His career as a physician ended early and abruptly when he contracted tuberculosis from his patients, and his recovery was slow and uncertain. Percy's creative clock also ran slowly, and his interest in fiction was often eclipsed by his interest in Existentialism and Catholicism, to which he became a converta dimension of his life that is given much space by Samway, a Jesuit priest who became Percy's authorized biographer and edited his uncollected essays as Signposts in a Strange Land (1991). Samway skirts Percy's emotional and imaginative beingthe impact of the deaths of his parents, his relationships with his brothers and with his bachelor-poet Uncle Will (the boys' second father), his marital life with "Bunt" and his hinted-at extramarital temptations. Percy's long life (1916-1990) is approached rather doggedly on its surface, yet the likely torment in his aesthetic and spiritual pilgrimage is the part of Percy's life that escapes.

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1997, ISBN: 0374187355

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[EAN: 9780374187354], [PU: Farrar Straus & Giroux], WALKER PERCY BIOGRAPHY A LIFE PATRICK SAMWAY, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Literary, A photo of this book is available. Near-fine condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $35.00. Dustcover shows light wear (NO tears). 506 pages. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Synopsis: When he won the National Book Award in 1962 for his first novel, The Moviegoer, Walker Percy quickly established a wide and devoted following. Trained as a physician (who never practiced medicine after suffering from tuberculosis in the 1940s), Dr. Percy became a careful diagnostician of modern society in five subsequent novels and three non-fiction books. This biography, written with Percy's approval and assistance, allows his life to unfold as he lived it, with its unexpected twists and complexities. The tragic deaths of his father and mother, different in manner but close in time, were traumatic events for their teenage son. His subsequent adoption by "Uncle Will - William Alexander Percy, the noted writer and patrician - extended his cultural horizons. After his studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Columbia University's School of Medicine, he married Mary Bernice Townsend. Patrick Samway's meticulous biography tracks their conversion to Roman Catholicism and Percy's dogged determination to continue his career as a novelist and semiotician in Covington, Louisiana. Publishers Weekly: When Walker Percy introduced himself as a writer to students at a Roman Catholic seminary, he told them, "It's a tough way to make a living." Dollars had nothing to do with it in his case, however: his adoptive father had left him a bundle. Although Percy won the National Book Award in 1962, beating out Catch-22as well as fiction by Salinger, Singer and Malamudin more than 30 years of writing novels, he completed only six. Except for his inheritance, life had been unkind to Percy. Both his father and mother had committed suicide when Percy was a schoolboy in Mississippi. His career as a physician ended early and abruptly when he contracted tuberculosis from his patients, and his recovery was slow and uncertain. Percy's creative clock also ran slowly, and his interest in fiction was often eclipsed by his interest in Existentialism and Catholicism, to which he became a converta dimension of his life that is given much space by Samway, a Jesuit priest who became Percy's authorized biographer and edited his uncollected essays as Signposts in a Strange Land (1991). Samway skirts Percy's emotional and imaginative beingthe impact of the deaths of his parents, his relationships with his brothers and with his bachelor-poet Uncle Will (the boys' second father), his marital life with "Bunt" and his hinted-at extramarital temptations. Percy's long life (1916-1990) is approached rather doggedly on its surface, yet the likely torment in his aesthetic and spiritual pilgrimage is the part of Percy's life that escapes.

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1992, ISBN: 0374187355

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The author is particularly well qualified to evaluate novelist Walker Percy's philosophical interests and 1947 conversion to Catholicism: Patrick Samway, a Jesuit priest, edited a volume of Percy's uncollected essays and another of his correspondence on the subject of American semiotician Charles Sanders Pierce. Although he knew Percy (1916-90) personally in his final years, Samway maintains a scholarly distance in this meticulously researched biography. It does not supplant Jay Tolson's more passionate 1992 assessment, but offers a valuable additional perspective. 20th century,arts and literature,authors,biographies,history,history and criticism,leaders and notable people,literary criticism,literary criticism and collections,literature and fiction Biographies, Farrar Straus & Giroux (T)

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