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The Resource The moviegoer, Walker Percy, (electronic resource)

The moviegoer, Walker Percy, (electronic resource)

Label
The moviegoer
Title
The moviegoer
Statement of responsibility
Walker Percy
Title variation
Movie goer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Percy's National Book AwardƯ-winning classic: A young man, torn between the forces of tradition and change, searches for meaning in post-war America On the cusp of his thirtieth birthday, Binx Bolling is a lost soul. A stockbroker and member of an established New Orleans family, Binx's one escape is the movie theater that transports him from the falseness of his life. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Binx, along with his cousin Kate, sets out to find his true purpose amid the excesses of the carnival that surrounds him. Buoyant yet powerful, The Moviegoer is a poignant indictment of modern values, and an unforgettable story of a week that will change two lives forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Walker Percy including rare photos from the author's estate
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
049491
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The moviegoer, Walker Percy, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11553712
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11553712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453216255
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11553712
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11553712
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The moviegoer, Walker Percy, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11553712
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11553712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453216255
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11553712
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11553712
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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