Signposts in a Strange Land: Essays

Signposts in a Strange Land: Essays


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312254193
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 572,950
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.16(h) x 1.17(d)

About the Author

Walker Percy wrote several books, many of them bestsellers, and is considered one of the greatest American writers of our time.

Table of Contents

Why I Live Where I Live

New Orleans Mon Amour

The City of the Dead

Going Back to Georgia

Mississippi: The Fallen Paradise

Uncle Will

Uncle Will's House

A Better Louisiana

The American War

Red, White, and Blue-Gray

Stoicism in the South

A Southern View

The Southern Moderate


Is a Theory of Man Possible?

Naming and Being

The State of the Novel: Dying Art or New Science?

Novel-Writing in an Apocalyptic Time

How to Be an American Novelist in Spite of Being Southern and Catholic

From Facts to Fiction

Physician as Novelist

Herman Melville

Diagnosing the Modern Malaise

Eudora Welty in Jackson

Foreword to A Confederacy of Dunces

Rediscovering A Canticle for Leibowitz

The Movie Magazine: A Low "Slick"

Accepting the National Book Award for The Moviegoer

Concerning Love in the Ruins

The Coming Crisis in Psychiatry

The Culture Critics

The Fateful Rift: The San Andreas Fault in the Modern Mind

Culture, the Church, and Evangelization

Why Are You a Catholic?

A "Cranky Novelist" Reflects on the Church

The Failure and the Hope

A View of Abortion, with Something to Offend Everybody

Foreword to The New Catholics

If I Had Five Minutes with the Pope

An Unpublished Letter to the Times

Another Message in the Bottle

The Holiness of the Ordinary

An Interview with Zoltan Abadi-Nagi

Questions They Never Asked Me



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Signposts in a Strange Land: Essays 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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