SearchBeat Home
comparison shop | family | fashion | gov't | games | genealogy | history | kids/teens | movies | repairs | traffic | weather | featured sites | site map |

 Search Beat > Shopping > Publications > Books > Featured Authors > Walker Percy

Shopping and Product Search for
Advanced Search  

author's works


  The Moviegoer This elegantly written account of a young man's search for signs of purpose in the universe is one of the great existential texts of the postwar era and is really funny besides. Binx Bolling, inveterate cinemaphile, contemplative rake and man of the periphery, tries hedonism and tries doing the... Read more

  Love in the Ruins Dr. Tom More has created a miraculous instrument -- the Ontological Lapsometer, a kind of stethoscope of the human spirit. With it, he plans to cure mankind's spiritual flu. Though scorned by the experts, Tom embarks on an outrageous odyssey to prove himself. Attempting to save the world from destruction, Tom ultimately begins to understand what he can never really know -- the quality and caprices of life and the uncontrollable vagaries of time and chance... read more

  Lost in the Cosmos : The Last Self-Help Book The late Walker Percy's mordant contribution to the self-help book craze of the 1980s deals with the heavy abstraction of the Western mind and speculates about why writers may be the most abstracted and least grounded of all. (Before taking up novel writing, Percy was a medical doctor who became a... Read more

    The Second Coming Will Barrett, a lonely widower, suffers from a depression so strange and severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living. But then he meets Allison, a mental hospital escapee making a new life for herself, living alone in a greenhouse. What follows is by turns touching and zany, tragic and... Read more

articles and reviews
coming soon...



Help build the largest human-edited directory on the web.
Submit a Site - Open Directory Project - Become an Editor

Search for "Percy, Walker" on
All the Web -  AltaVista -  Direct Hit -  Goto -  Infoseek -  LookSmart -  Webcrawler -  Yahoo!

Category editors: johbeil


Sponsored Links

Discount Shopping
Home and Garden
Jobs and Careers
Movies & Music
From Over 300 Stores!

Featured Topics
Real Boys' Voices by William S. Pollack, Ph.D.

Bowling Alone - The Collapse And Revival Of American Community by Robert Putnam - Read a short introduction and his fascinating Chapter 1.

Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley

"Anil's Ghost" by Michael Ondaatje - With his first novel since the internationally acclaimed The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje gives us a work displaying all the richness of imagery and language.

"Blessings" by Avrum Organick - "Human nature and nature in all its forms are tenderly portrayed by the writer, Avrum Organick in this love story. Against the backdrop of the breathtaking beauty of the West - Navajo Land..."

"White Teeth - A Novel" by Zadie Smith - Epic and intimate, hilarious and poignant, White Teeth is the story of two North London families.

Book Resources

Regional Travel Books

International Fiction

By Genre Featured Authors and Interviews
South Asian Books

Site Sponsors

 Site Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Arts/Entertainment | Autos | Books | Business | Colleges | Computers | Health | Home/Garden | Jobs | Kids/Teens
Music | News/Media | Recreation | Reference | Regional | Science | Shopping | Society | Sports | Travel | World

| Feedback
| Contact us | Join our mailing list | Our Story | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions
Copyright © 1997-2015 SearchBeat, All Rights Reserved