The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, and What One Has to Do with the Other

The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, and What One Has to Do with the Other

by Percy
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The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, and What One Has to Do with the Other by Percy

In The Message in the Bottle, Walker Percy asks a hard question: Why is it that modern people-so educated, so prosperous-are so unhappy and ill at ease in the world? To answer it, he turns to such various yet interconnected subjects as symbolic reasoning, the origins of mankind, the nature of tourism, and the incredible Delta Factor, in which he explains how language is at the heart of human personality. Confronting philosophical quandaries with a novelist's eye, Percy rewards us again and again with insights into the way that language possesses us all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374513382
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 01/01/1975
Pages: 327
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Walker Percy is the author of over ten books, many of which were bestsellers, and he is considered one of the greatest American writers of our time.

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