Love In The Ruins

Author: Walker Percy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453216200
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A “brilliant and hilarious” novel of the end times in America and one psychiatrist’s quest to save mankind, from a New York Times–bestselling author (Dallas Morning News). The United States seems to be on the brink of catastrophe. From the abandoned cars littering the highways (no one remembers how to fix them) to the endless hours spent on the golf course (now open twenty-four hours for those who can’t bother to wait until daylight to putt) to the starkly polarized political and religious factions dividing the country (which are increasingly difficult to tell apart), it is startlingly evident that the great experiment of the American Dream has failed. The only problem is that no one has noticed. No one, that is, except Dr. Thomas More. Dr. More, an alcoholic, womanizing, lapsed-Catholic psychiatrist, has invented the lapsometer: a machine capable of diagnosing and curing the spiritual afflictions that are speeding society toward its inevitable collapse. If used correctly, the lapsometer could make anxiety, depression, alienation, and racism things of the past. But, in the wrong hands, it could propel the nation even more quickly into chaos. Hailed as “vividly entertaining” by the Los Angeles Times and “profoundly moving” by the Milwaukee Journal, Love in the Ruins is a towering, mind-bending work of satirical speculative fiction by the National Book Award–winning author of The Moviegoer.

Walker Percy A Bibliography

Author: Stuart Wright
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313277092
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A bibliography of philosopher and author ("Love in the Ruins," "The Message in the Bottle," etc.), Walker Percy, including information on separate publications, first appearace contributions to books, first appearance contributions to periodicals, interviews and published comments. This is a handy reference for collectors and students of his work.

Walker Percy

Author: Gary M. Ciuba
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820337935
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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.

Walker Percy

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Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781617035357
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Flannery O Connor And The Christ Haunted South

Author: Ralph C. Wood
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802829993
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For those looking to deepen their appreciation of Flannery O'Connor, Wood shows how this literary icon's stories, novels, and essays impinge on America's cultural and ecclesial condition.

Radical Christian And Exemplary Lawyer

Author: Andrew W. McThenia
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1556351224
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The compelling legacy of William Stringfellow was set in motion when the great German theologian Karl Barth, who met Stringfellow on a panel discussion at the University of Chicago in 1962, turned to the audience and pronounced, You should listen to this man! Many have done just that. This collection of essays honoring the life and work of William Stringfellow, who was for thirty years an activist lawyer and widely read theologian, points up recurring themes in Stringfellow's theology, recounts the experiences of colleagues and friends, and focuses on the legal profession. The following are the well-known lawyers, theologians, and social activists contributing to this volume: Walter Wink, Stanley Hauerwas, Jeff Powell, Elizabeth McAlister, Mel Schoonover, Andrew W. McThenia Jr., Bill Wylie Kellermann, Mary Lou Suhor, Jim Wallis, Daniel Berrigan, Thomas L. Schaffer, Emily Fowler Hartigan, Edward McGlynn Gaffney Jr., and Milner S. Ball

Flannery O Connor Walker Percy And The Aesthetic Of Revelation

Author: John Sykes
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826266231
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"Examining the writings of Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy against the background of the Southern Renaissance from which they emerged, Sykes explores how the writers shared a distinctly Christian notion of art that led them to see fiction as revelatory but adopted different theological emphases and rhetorical strategies"--Provided by publisher.

Walker Percy S Search For Community

Author: John F. Desmond
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820325880
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In this criticism of Percy, John F. Desmond traces the writer's enduring concerns with community. These concerns, Desmond argues, were grounded in the realism of such Scholastics as Aquinas and Duns Scotus.

Fateful Lightning

Author: Allen C. Guelzo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199939365
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The Civil War is the greatest trauma ever experienced by the American nation, a four-year paroxysm of violence that left in its wake more than 600,000 dead, more than 2 million refugees, and the destruction (in modern dollars) of more than $700 billion in property. The war also sparked some of the most heroic moments in American history and enshrined a galaxy of American heroes. Above all, it permanently ended the practice of slavery and proved, in an age of resurgent monarchies, that a liberal democracy could survive the most frightful of challenges. In Fateful Lightning, two-time Lincoln Prize-winning historian Allen C. Guelzo offers a marvelous portrait of the Civil War and its era, covering not only the major figures and epic battles, but also politics, religion, gender, race, diplomacy, and technology. And unlike other surveys of the Civil War era, it extends the reader's vista to include the postwar Reconstruction period and discusses the modern-day legacy of the Civil War in American literature and popular culture. Guelzo also puts the conflict in a global perspective, underscoring Americans' acute sense of the vulnerability of their republic in a world of monarchies. He examines the strategy, the tactics, and especially the logistics of the Civil War and brings the most recent historical thinking to bear on emancipation, the presidency and the war powers, the blockade and international law, and the role of intellectuals, North and South. Written by a leading authority on our nation's most searing crisis, Fateful Lightning offers a vivid and original account of an event whose echoes continue with Americans to this day.