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A Pilgrim In The Ruins A Life of Walker Percy

Tolson, Jay

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ISBN 10: 0671657070 / ISBN 13: 9780671657079
Editorial: Simon & Schuster, 1992
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Leon's Book Store (San Luis Obispo, CA, Estados Unidos de America)

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Dust Jacket is Very Good -. Signed by author on title page. Black mark to front free endpaper. ; 8" tall; Signed by Author. N° de ref. de la librería 38215

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Título: A Pilgrim In The Ruins A Life of Walker ...

Editorial: Simon & Schuster

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good-

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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The first major biography of Walker Percy traces his literary career back to his childhood days spent carousing with Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, and Eudora Welty on his uncle's plantation. 17,500 first printing.


This extremely well written biography offers many of the satisfactions of a good novel: strong themes, sensitive appreciation of character, and a compelling protagonist. The author of The Moviegoer and Lancelot, Walker Percy, seems always to have been a solitary wayfarer, despite an enduring marriage and close friendships, including a lifelong one with novelist and Civil War historian Shelby Foote. In Jay Tolson's assessment, the weight of his father's and grandfather's suicides bore heavily on Percy, whose desire to escape his deadly family legacy undoubtedly had a bearing on his choice of the Catholic faith at age 31.

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We had an open store in San Luis Obispo, California from 1969 through May 2008. The open retail store permanetly closed May 13, 2008

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