Walker Percy

Walker Percy, 1916–90, American novelist, b. Birmingham, Ala. Trained as a physician, Percy turned to writing after he contracted tuberculosis and was forced to retire from practice. His novels The Moviegoer (1961) and The Last Gentleman (1966) concern Southern gentlemen who are feeling the impact of changing times. Love in the Ruins (1971) is a science fiction satire. His other novels are Lancelot (1977), The Second Coming (1980), and The Thanatos Syndrome (1987). His occasional writings were collected in the posthumous Signposts in a Strange Land (1991).

See biography by J. Tolson (1992); studies by L. W. Hobson (1988) and J. D. Crowley, ed. (1989).

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Walker Percy: Selected full-text books and articles

Walker Percy: Novelist and Philosopher By Jan Nordby Gretlund; Karl-Heinz Westarp University Press of Mississippi, 1991
Walker Percy By Harold Bloom Chelsea House, 1986
Languages of Mystery: Walker Percy's Legacy in Contemporary Southern Fiction By O'Gorman, Farrell The Southern Literary Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2, Spring 2002
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A Political Companion to Walker Percy By Peter Augustine Lawler; Brian A. Smith University Press of Kentucky, 2013
To Attend to One's Own Soul: Walker Percy and the Southern Cultural Tradition By Blair, John The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 1, Winter 1992
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Walker Percy's Feminine Characters By Lewis A. Lawson; Elzbieta H. Oleksy Whitston, 1995
Walker Percy, the Catholic Church, and Southern Race Relations (Ca. 1947-1970) By O'gorman, Farrell The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 53, No. 1, Winter 1999
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Servile Leisure: Walker Percy's the Last Gentleman and the Philosophy of Josef Pieper By Humphries, Rachel Faber The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 62, No. 3-4, Summer-Fall 2009
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Revisioning the Fall: Walker Percy and Lancelot By Desmond, John F The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 47, No. 4, Fall 1994
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"Watching, Listening and Waiting": The Mode of the Seeker in Walker Percy's Fiction By Hobson, Linda Whitney The Southern Literary Journal, Vol. 20, No. 2, Spring 1988
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Walker Percy's "Conversions" By Kissel, Susan S The Southern Literary Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 1977
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Walker Percy's Devil By LeClair, Thomas The Southern Literary Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, Fall 1977
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Walker Percy's the Gramercy Winner: A Memoir of the American Tuberculosis Experience By Mason, Jean S Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA), Vol. 33, No. 2, June 2010
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A Visit with Walker Percy: An Interview and a Recollection (1) By Underwood, Thomas A The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 58, Winter 2004
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Walker Percy Remembered: A Portrait in the Words of Those Who Knew Him By David Horace Harwell University of North Carolina Press, 2006
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