The moviegoer

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New York : Ivy Books, 1988.
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Winner of the 1961 National Book AwardThe dazzling novel that established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southern literature is now available for the first time in Vintage paperback.The Moviegoer is Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world with the detached gaze of a Bourbon Street dandy even as he yearns for a spiritual redemption he cannot bring himself to believe in. On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, he occupies himself dallying with his secretaries and going to movies, which provide him with the "treasurable moments" absent from his real life. But one fateful Mardi Gras, Binx embarks on a hare-brained quest that outrages his family, endangers his fragile cousin Kate, and sends him reeling through the chaos of New Orleans' French Quarter. Wry and wrenching, rich in irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a genuine American classic.
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212 pages ; 18.
9780375701962, 0375701966, 0804102902


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Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1961.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Percy, W. (1988). The moviegoer. New York: Ivy Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. 1988. The Moviegoer. New York: Ivy Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Percy, Walker, 1916-1990, The Moviegoer. New York: Ivy Books, 1988.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Percy, Walker. The Moviegoer. New York: Ivy Books, 1988. Print.

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