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Category: Arts and Letters

Walker Percy

Walker Percy won the National Book Award for The Moviegoer originally published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1961. It concerns a young New Orleanian at existential loose ends who finds solace in going to the movies. Percy subsequently published five more novels, none as polished or successful in sustaining a mood as the first. For more than fifty years Stanley Kaufmann reviewed movies for The New Republic. I remembered him as the critic who never…

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