The moviegoer

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Winner of the 1961 National Book Award The dazzling novel that established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southern literature is now available for the first time in Vintage paperback. The Moviegoer is Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world with the detached gaze of a Bourbon Street dandy even as he yearns for a spiritual redemption he cannot bring himself to believe in. On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, he occupies himself dallying with his secretaries and going to movies, which provide him with the "treasurable moments" absent from his real life. But one fateful Mardi Gras, Binx embarks on a hare-brained quest that outrages his family, endangers his fragile cousin Kate, and sends him reeling through the chaos of New Orleans' French Quarter. Wry and wrenching, rich in irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a genuine American classic.
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Grouping Title moviegoer
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Last Grouping Update 2019-06-16 13:59:17PM
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display_description Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker, fills his days with movies and casual sex. His life offers him nothing worth retaining; what he treasures are scenes from The Third Man or Stagecoach, not the personal experiences he knows other people hold dear. On the cusp of turning thirty, however, something changes: At Mardi Gras, he embarks on a quest for some form of authentic experience. The consequences of Binx’s quest, on both himself and his unstable cousin Kate, prove outrageous, absurd, moving, and indelible. Featuring a new afterword by Richard Ford, this new edition of The Moviegoer cements Walker Percy’s place as a giant of American literature --
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subject_facet National Book Award -- 1962, New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Stockbrokers -- Fiction, Stockbrokers -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction, Young men -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Psychology -- Fiction
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title_short The moviegoer
topic_facet Fiction, Literature, National Book Award, Psychological fiction, American, Psychology, Stockbrokers, Young men