Throughout the essay Percy tries to get across how any person with expectations or "packages" will not be able to fully accept and learn from any experience. "The Loss of the Creature" starts off with the definition of beautif...
Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book (1983, available in paperback by Picador, $14.00). Walker Percy’s take on the self-help movement. It invites us to think about what the self really is and how we live in the world.
Diagnosing the Modern Malaise. Faust Publishing Co. 1985. First edition. One of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies. This copy is not numbered. Illustrated with a photograph of Walker Percy. Signed by Walker Percy. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. $400.00.
Diagnosing the Modern Malaise. Faust Publishing Co. 1985. First edition. One of a deluxe limited edition of 50 numbered copies. This copy is not numbered. Illustrated with a photograph of Walker Percy. Signed by Walker Percy. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. $600.00.
Diagnosing the Modern Malaise. Faust Publishing Co. 1985. First edition. Presentation copy (not numbered) of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies. Illustrated with a photograph of Walker Percy. Signed by Walker Percy. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. $350.00.
After Walker Percy’s death, many of our customers expressed their sympathy for our loss. We really appreciated that, and we want to thank them. Many also voiced their own great sorrow. Some of the people who were most saddened did not even know him personally, but they had read his books and felt, and we understand why, that he knew them.
, a huge collection of books as text, produced as a volunteer enterprise starting in 1990. This is the source of the first poetry placed on DayPoems.
, exactly what the title says, and well worth reading.
: "If a guy somewhere in Asia makes a blog and no one reads it, does it really exist?"
, miniature, minimalist-inspired sculptures created from industrial cereamics, an art project at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
, More projects from Portland
, Furby, Eliza, Mr_Friss and Miss_Friss.
, a Portland, Oregon, exhibit, Aug. 13-Sept. 5, 2004, at Disjecta.
Walker Percy Book Lists:
We have developed these lists to ensure that we keep in stock all of Walker Percy’s books and all books about him and his work that are still in print.
Books by Walker Percy:
The Moviegoer (1961, available in hardcover by Knopf, $26.95, and paperback by Vintage, $12.95).
First published in 1961, Walker Percy’s first published novel has become a classic. Binx Bolling is unsettled, occupying himself by going to the movies. But on Mardi Gras, he finds himself on a quest. Winner of the National Book Award.
The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, And What One Has to Do with the Other (1975, available in paperback by Picador, $14.00).
Why are modern people unhappy and ill at ease in the world? Walker Percy confronts this and other basic human questions, while offering insights into the way language possesses us.
The Thanatos Syndrome (1987, a limited number of hardcovers available by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.95, and available in paperback by Picador, $15.00).
Walker Percy’s last novel revisits Dr. Tom More of Love in the Ruins. He returns home to a small Louisiana parish where he once practiced psychiatry. But he quickly notices something strange: the townsfolk have lost their inhibitions. Behind this mystery is a dangerous plot to drug the water supply.
Signposts in a Strange Land (1991, limited number of copies available in hardback by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.95, and in paperback by Picador, $15.00). Edited and with an introduction by Patrick Samway.
Published after his death, this book contains Walker Percy’s previously uncollected non-fiction, including essays, talks, and memoirs, as well as a self-interview.
Walker Percy and Nancy Lemann
Novel Writing in an Apocalyptic Time. Afterword by Eudora Welty. Faust Publishing Co., New Orleans (1986). 30 pages
Illustrated with a Photograph of Walker Percy and a Photograph of Eudora Welty. One of a limited edition of 300 copies. As New. Signed by Walker Percy and Eudora Welty. $500.00. Deluxe Limited Edition of 100 Numbered Copies. As New. Signed by Walker Percy and Eudora Welty. $700.00.