Malaise and Wonder in Walker Percy’s “The Moviegoer”

By |2021-05-10T03:51:58-05:00August 30th, 2014|Categories: Books, Walker Percy|

Walker Percy prefaced The Moviegoer with a line from Søren Kierkegaard: “The specific character of despair is precisely this: it is unaware of being despair.” And from that starting point Percy slowly crafts a portrait of a New Orleans broker named Jack Bolling. Jack has a bad shoulder from a shrapnel wound he received in [...]