The moviegoer
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Published:
New York, NY : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2019.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
253 pages ; 21 cm
Status:
Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction
Fiction Percy
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Description

Winner of the 1962 National Book Award and one of Time magazine's 100 Best English-Language Novels, Walker Percy's debut The Moviegoer is an American masterpiece and a classic of Southern literature. Insightful, romantic, and humorous, it is the story of a young man's search for meaning amid a shallow consumerist landscape.

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 an afterword by Paul Elie, this new edition of The Moviegoer cements Walker Percy's place as a giant of American literature.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780374214524, 0374214522

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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 --,Amazon.com.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Percy, W. (2019). The moviegoer. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. 2019. The Moviegoer. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Percy, Walker, 1916-1990, The Moviegoer. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Percy, Walker. The Moviegoer. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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