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The Resource The moviegoer, Percy Walker

The moviegoer, Percy Walker

Label
The moviegoer
Title
The moviegoer
Statement of responsibility
Percy Walker
Title variation
Movie goer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 1961 National Book Award 'The Moviegoer' is the dazzling novel that established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southern literature. '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, Binx Bolling is adrift in New Orleans. He occupies himself with dallying with his secretaries and going to movies, which provide him with the 'treasurable moments' lacking in his real life. But one fateful Mardi Gras, Binx embarks on a hare-brained search for authenticity that outrages his family, endangers his fragile cousin, Kate, and sends him reeling through the chaos of the French Quarter. Wry and wrenching, rich in irony and romance, 'The Moviegoer' combines Bourbon Street elegance with the spiritual urgency of a Russian novel in a genuine American classic
Summary
" ... the tale of Binx Bolling, a small-time stockbroker who lives quietly in suburban New Orleans, pursuing an interest in the movies, affairs with his secretaries, and living out his days. But soon he finds himself on a 'search' for something more important, some spiritual truth to anchor him. Binx's life floats casually along until one fateful Mardi Gras week, when a bizarre series of events leads him to his unlikely salvation. In his half-brother Lonnie, who is confined to a wheelchair and soon to die, and his stepcousin Kate, whose predicament is even more ominous, Binx begins to find the sort of 'certified reality' that had eluded him everywhere but at the movies"--Publisher's web site
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
National Book Award for Fiction, 1962.
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049491
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1916-1990
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Percy, Walker
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stockbrokers
  • Young men
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The moviegoer, Percy Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York: Knopf, 1961; Andover: Eyre & Sottiswoode, 1963
  • Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061646436
Dimensions
20cm.
Extent
242 p.
Isbn
9780413773272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The moviegoer, Percy Walker
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York: Knopf, 1961; Andover: Eyre & Sottiswoode, 1963
  • Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061646436
Dimensions
20cm.
Extent
242 p.
Isbn
9780413773272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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