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Pilgrim in the Ruins: A Life of Walker Percy

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When The Moviegoer, an extraordinary first novel by an unknown Louisiana author, won the National Book Award in 1962, it marked the arrival of an exceptional literary talent. With his five successive novels and his wide-ranging philosophical and occasional essays, Walker Percy shored up his reputation as one of America's greatest writers - an ironic moralist and perhaps the shrewdest chronicler of life in the New South. Yet even by the time of his death in 1990, little was known about this intensely private man. Based on ...

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Pilgrim in the Ruins: A Life of Walker Percy 2000, University of North Carolina Press

ISBN-13: 9780807844472

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