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Author QuotedWalker Percy
Title QuotedMoviegoer
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/01/18
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1961
QuotationThe great impact of Walker Percy's Moviegoer is that the whole book says in reality what the hero is not and expresses his awareness of what he is not. His sense of alienation, his comparative refusal to be alienated as everyone else is (not successful), his comparative acceptance of the ambiguity and failure. Book full of emblems and patterns of life. (The misty place where they fish, or rather his brother fishes, like a vague movie too.)
JournalDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 64
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