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Walker Percy: Books of Revelations

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Informationen zum Autor Gary M. Ciuba is a professor of English at Kent State University. He is the author of "Desire, Violence, &... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Gary M. Ciuba is a professor of English at Kent State University. He is the author of "Desire, Violence, & Divinity in Modern Southern Fiction: Katherine Anne Porter," "Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy "which won the C. Hugh Holman Award in 2008 for best work in southern literary studies. Klappentext In "Walker Percy: Books of Revelations," Gary M. Ciuba examines how Percy's apocalyptic vision inspires the structure, themes, and strategies of his fiction. This book explores the unity of the southern novelist's fiction by focusing on its religious and artistic design--one of the first studies to approach Percy's work from this perspective.Ciuba considers Percy's six published novels--"The Moviegoer, The Last Gentleman, Love in the Ruins, Lancelot, The Second Coming, and The Thanatos Syndrome"--and also offers the first extended critical analysis of his unpublished work "The Gramercy Winner." Although the novels are often seen as increasingly satiric jeremiads about the possible doom of America, Ciuba argues that Percy's fiction is principally shaped by a demythologized and partially realized form of eschatology. This apocalyptic vision has less to do with the end of the external world than with the demise of the protagonists' internal worldviews. According to Ciuba, Percy does more than offer direly comic warnings about the end of the world; he shows how the world actually ends and then may begin again in the everyday lives and extraordinary loves of his astonished seers.

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In "Walker Percy: Books of Revelations," Gary M. Ciuba examines how Percy's apocalyptic vision inspires the structure, themes, and strategies of his fiction. This book explores the unity of the southern novelist's fiction by focusing on its religious and artistic design--one of the first studies to approach Percy's work from this perspective.Ciuba considers Percy's six published novels--"The Moviegoer, The Last Gentleman, Love in the Ruins, Lancelot, The Second Coming, and The Thanatos Syndrome"--and also offers the first extended critical analysis of his unpublished work "The Gramercy Winner." Although the novels are often seen as increasingly satiric jeremiads about the possible doom of America, Ciuba argues that Percy's fiction is principally shaped by a demythologized and partially realized form of eschatology. This apocalyptic vision has less to do with the end of the external world than with the demise of the protagonists' internal worldviews. According to Ciuba, Percy does more than offer direly comic warnings about the end of the world; he shows how the world actually ends and then may begin again in the everyday lives and extraordinary loves of his astonished seers.

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Titre: Walker Percy: Books of Revelations
Sous-titre: Books of Revelations
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780820337937
ISBN: 978-0-8203-3793-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Univ Of Georgia Pr
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 346
Poids: 508g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T20mm
Année: 2010