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The moviegoer

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New York : Knopf, 1961.
[1st ed.]
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241 pages ; 21 cm.
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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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0375701966 (trade pbk.), 9780375701962 (trade pbk.), 0394437039


Kate's desperate struggles to maintain her sanity force Binx to relinquish his dreamworld.
National Book Award, 1962.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Percy, W. (1961). The moviegoer. [1st ed.] New York: Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. 1961. The Moviegoer. New York: Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Percy, Walker, 1916-1990, The Moviegoer. New York: Knopf, 1961.

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Percy, Walker. The Moviegoer. [1st ed.] New York: Knopf, 1961. Print.

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