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The moviegoer

Author: Walker Percy; Paul Elie
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2019] ©2019
Series: FSG classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First FSG Classics editionView all editions and formats
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Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker, fills his days with movies and casual sex. His life offers him nothing worth retaining; what he treasures are scenes from The Third Man or Stagecoach, not the personal experiences he knows other people hold dear. On the cusp of turning thirty, however, something changes: At Mardi Gras, he embarks on a quest for some form of authentic experience. The consequences of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Novels
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walker Percy; Paul Elie
ISBN: 9780374214524 0374214522
OCLC Number: 1004927145
Notes: Originally published in 1961 by Alfred A. Knopf, New York"--Title page verso.
Description: 253 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: FSG classics.
Responsibility: Walker Percy ; afterword by Paul Elie.

Abstract:

Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker, fills his days with movies and casual sex. His life offers him nothing worth retaining; what he treasures are scenes from The Third Man or Stagecoach, not the personal experiences he knows other people hold dear. On the cusp of turning thirty, however, something changes: At Mardi Gras, he embarks on a quest for some form of authentic experience. The consequences of Binx's quest, on both himself and his unstable cousin Kate, prove outrageous, absurd, moving, and indelible.
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