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Walker Percy

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146 - Literature: Walker Percy

Godsplaining

Episode 146: Literature - Walker PercyJoin Fr. Gregory and Fr. Patrick as they discuss Walker Percy and some of his works. Support the Podcast- Patreon- www.patreon.com/godsplaining?...Shop our store- godsplaining.bigcartel.com/Shop Books Written by the Friars- St. Dominic's Way of Life - www.amazon.com/Saint-Dominics...Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly - https://www.amazon.com/Prudence-Choos...Connect on Social Media- Follow us on Instagram- www.instagram.com/godsplainin...Like us on Facebook- www.facebook.com/godsplaining...Follow us on Twitter- twitter.com/godsplaining​​​​​...Godsplaining Retreat Opportunities- https://godsplaining.org/events-1

29mins

19 May 2022

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#48: Takeaways: The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy

The Auzy Podcast

Takeaways from my reading of The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/auzy/message

1hr 17mins

23 Feb 2022

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112 - Walker Percy's Angelic-Bestial Future - Jessica Hooten Wilson

The Catholic Culture Podcast

"Now in these dread latter days of the old violent beloved U.S.A. and of the Christ-forgetting Christ-haunted death-dealing Western world I came to myself in a grove of young pines and the question came to me: has it happened at last?" So wonders Dr. Tom More, a descendant of the great English martyr, in the first sentence of Walker Percy's third novel, Love in the Ruins: The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at Time near the End of the World. Written in 1971, this prophetic work presents a world startlingly like our own. Today's guest, literary scholar Jessica Hooten Wilson, joins the show to give a general introduction to Percy and discuss aspects of what is for many his most beloved novel, Love in the Ruins, which she describes as a "panoramic satire" indicating that modernity's “lost sense of self makes it impossible to live the good life”. Topics include: How Percy's Southernity informed his fiction His keen and ruthless observation of race relations His recurring commentary on the modern disjunction between mind and body, what protagonist Tom More calls oscillation between the angelic and the bestial His use of apocalyptic themes His treatment of love between men and women The lasting significance of his work Links Walker Percy, Love in the Ruins https://www.amazon.com/Love-Ruins-Walker-Percy/dp/0312243111 Jessica Hooten Wilson https://jessicahootenwilson.com/ JHW, Reading Walker Percy’s Novels https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Walker-Percys-Novels-Jessica/dp/0807168777 JHW, Walker Percy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and the Search for Influence https://www.amazon.com/Dostoevsky-Influence-Literature-Religion-Postsecular/dp/0814213499 Follow this link to join the Online Great Books VIP waiting list and get 25% off your first 3 months: https://hj424.isrefer.com/go/ogbmemberships/tmirus/ This podcast is a production of CatholicCulture.org. If you like the show, please consider supporting us! http://catholicculture.org/donate/audio

48mins

11 Aug 2021

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108 - Walker Percy's Moviegoer w/ Nathan Douglas

The Catholic Culture Podcast

Thomas is joined by Catholic filmmaker Nathan Douglas to discuss Walker Percy's first novel, The Moviegoer. They examine the malaise-ridden protagonist Binx Bolling's "search" for meaning, which he ultimately finds through responsibility: not the responsibility urged by respectable "values", but that urged by love. They also look at how Binx searches for a deeper connection with reality through his moviegoing habits. Percy has some interesting descriptions of his characters finding moments of transcendent beauty in film, given that this novel was written just before the notion of "cinephilia" developed by French critics made its way to the United States. Watch episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yvW59H3tAHw Links Nathan Douglas's short films www.nwdouglas.com Nathan's film writing www.vocationofcinema.substack.com Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast www.catholicculture.org/criteria Follow this link to join the Online Great Books VIP waiting list and get 25% off your first 3 months: https://hj424.isrefer.com/go/ogbmemberships/tmirus/ This podcast is a production of CatholicCulture.org. If you like the show, please consider supporting us! http://catholicculture.org/donate/audio

1hr 36mins

25 Jun 2021

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BONUS: Walker Percy's Moviegoer w/ Nathan Douglas

Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast

In this episode from the Catholic Culture Podcast, Thomas is joined by Catholic filmmaker Nathan Douglas to discuss Walker Percy's first novel, The Moviegoer. They examine the malaise-ridden protagonist Binx Bolling's "search" for meaning, which he ultimately finds through responsibility: not the responsibility urged by respectable "values", but that urged by love. They also look at how Binx searches for a deeper connection with reality through his moviegoing habits. Percy has some interesting descriptions of his characters finding moments of transcendent beauty in film, given that this novel was written just before the notion of "cinephilia" developed by French critics made its way to the United States. Watch episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yvW59H3tAHw Links Nathan Douglas's short films www.nwdouglas.com Nathan's film writing www.vocationofcinema.substack.com Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast www.catholicculture.org/criteria Follow this link to join the Online Great Books VIP waiting list and get 25% off your first 3 months: https://hj424.isrefer.com/go/ogbmemberships/tmirus/ This podcast is a production of CatholicCulture.org. If you like the show, please consider supporting us! http://catholicculture.org/donate/audio

1hr 36mins

25 Jun 2021

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Lost in the Cosmos: Exploring Modernity and the Self with Walker Percy

Risking Enchantment

“Why is it that of all the billions and billions of strange objects in the Cosmos - novas, quasars, pulsars, black holes - you are beyond doubt the strangest” - Walker Percy Lost in the Cosmos In this episode Rachel is joined by Shane Jenkins to discuss Walker Percy’s satirical self-help book Lost in the Cosmos. In this book Percy explores ideas of the self, as well as the problems of modernity, scientism, identity crisis, and the breakdown of meaning in the modern age. Lost is the Cosmos is a complex and often troubling book but it also contains many keen observations and humorous moments.  Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Shane Jenkins Follow us on social media: @seekingwatson @shanekins Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more at www.rachelsherlock.com Sign up for our email list at www.rachelsherlock.com/podcast Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Works Mentioned Lost in the Cosmos by Walker Percy The Moviegoer by Walker Percy “Everything is Broken” Tablet by Alana Newhouse Mystery and Manners by Flannery O’Connor Thoughts after Lambeth by T.S. Eliot “Is Pope Francis Anti-Modern?” The New Atlantis by M. Anthony Mills What We’re Enjoying at the Moment Shane: Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky Hippo Campus (band) Rachel: Tickets to my Downfall by MGK (album)

1hr 27mins

21 May 2021

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Walker Percy and the Modern Search for Self

Beatrice Institute Podcast

Jessica Hooten Wilson is an author and speaker dedicated to the questions: What are the great stories and how do we pass them on? She is the Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence and a professor of Humanities and Classical Education at the University of Dallas. She is the 2019 recipient of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities. Jessica joins Grant to discuss the impact of Walker Percy on questions of evil and the modern human. They talk about Percy’s role as the great diagnostician, why Lost in the Cosmos is the last self-help book you’ll ever need, and how to develop your own Walker Percy Reading Plan. Topics include: Great books The existence of evil and the phenomenon of despair The spiritual urgency of Dostoevsky The quest for the tertium quid What a 21st-century Walker Percy protagonist looks like The profane as a conduit for grace and the sacred How to tend your garden A sacramental cosmology The contribution of Christian authors to Walker Percy's legacy Seeing the signs and know what they signify Links: The Moviegoer by Walker PercyReading Walker Percy’s Novels by Jessica Hooten WilsonWalker Percy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and the Search for Influence by Jessica Hooten Wilson The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky Kierkegaard on despair Tertium quid Lost in the Cosmos by Walker PercyThe Pale King by David Foster Wallace Prayer in the Night by Tish Harrison Warren The Last Gentleman by Walker Percy The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy  Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy  Utopia by Thomas More  Lancelot by Walker Percy  Candide by VoltaireGiving the Devil His Due by Jessica Hooten Wilson Flannery O’Connor  Virgil Wander by Leif Inger  The Reason for Crows by Diane Glancy  Father Elijah by Michael O’Brien  Exiles by Ron Hansen  The Second Coming by Walker Percy

56mins

16 Mar 2021

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#106- Walker Percy's The Moviegoer

Online Great Books Podcast

This week, Scott and Karl read The Moviegoer, Walker Percy's first novel. Awarded the 1962 National Book Award for Fiction, the story follows Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world with a removed gaze. Karl says, “There’s a certain type of person that these novels are going to be good for: the kind of detached person, the observer.” Binx gives a running commentary on life as it passes before his eyes, almost as if he were watching a movie. Scott says, "Life is a movie for Binx, he's a spectator in life until the end of the book." The novel focuses on "the search" for authenticity in a scripted, stylized, mediated world. Set in New Orleans, Percy incorporates a sense of place and legacy while grappling with Binx's malaise, as is the tradition of southern writers.  Tune in to hear about the book that establishes Percy as one of the major voices in Southern literature. Brought to you by onlinegreatbooks.com.  

1hr 31mins

18 Feb 2021

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Sacred and Profane Love Episode 14: Walker Percy on Being Lost in the Cosmos

Sacred and Profane Love

In episode 14 of Sacred and Profane Love, “Walker Percy on Being Lost in the Cosmos,” I speak with associate professor of Literature, Jessica Hooten Wilson, about Walker Percy’s dystopian, science fiction novel, Love in the Ruins.  We discuss the darkly comic adventures of Dr. Tom More as he tries to figure out how to live and love in the ruins of a society that seems eerily familiar to our own.  We also discuss Percy’s satirical take on the self-help genre, Lost in the Cosmos.  So bring out the Early Times this weekend, settle down on the porch, and enjoy a conversation about one of our greatest Southern writers.

55mins

11 Jan 2021

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What is Liminal? Who is Walker Percy?

Liminal

In our initial episode, Michael & Sara introduce Liminal!What is Liminal? (Did Michael make this term up?)Who is Walker Percy and Why Should I Read The Moviegoer?When Will the Liminal Community Discuss the Book Live?To Join the Liminal Community, Sign up for Our Newsletter!

20mins

8 Jan 2021

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