Walker Percy and the Politics of the Wayfarer - Politics, Literature, & Film (Hardback)
  • Walker Percy and the Politics of the Wayfarer - Politics, Literature, & Film (Hardback)
zoom

Walker Percy and the Politics of the Wayfarer - Politics, Literature, & Film (Hardback)

(author)
£65.00
Hardback 230 Pages / Published: 04/08/2017
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Walker Percy is one of America's great novelists, and he ought to be known as a political thinker as well. In Walker Percy and the Politics of the Wayfarer, Brian A. Smith makes the case that we should understand Percy's novels and essays together as a guide to living in a complex world. Percy cultivated a philosophical and literary approach that revealed the fault lines in the modern mind. He portrayed man as a wayfarer: peristantly unsatisfied and wandering in search of a perfectly complete solution to life's dilemmas. His writing captures the restlessness of the human heart and allows us to comprehend our temptation to escape our sense of alienation and longing. Drawing ideas from philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and literature, Percy's multidimensional account of American political life shows the ways that today's approaches to life often fall short and leave us more unsatisfied with ourselves and others than ever. Percy hoped we would evade the temptations to escape the life of the wayfarer and accept our misplaced longings, alienation, depression, and anxiety as part of the human condition. Failing to do this might lead us to accept ever more extreme political and social ideas as the basis for life. The promise of embracing Percy's political teaching is that we might then be able to accept ourselves as we really are in order to join with others in authentic community.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498537544
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 237 x 160 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

Identity and Violence
Added to basket
Common Sense
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
The Biggest Secret
Added to basket
£21.99
Paperback
The Politics
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Conquest of Bread
Added to basket
On Anarchism
Added to basket
£6.00
Paperback
On Politics
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Social Contract
Added to basket
Capital
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
A Discourse on Inequality
Added to basket
Introducing Political Philosophy
Added to basket
The Concept of Law
Added to basket
£29.49
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.