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The Moviegoer

The Moviegoer

Author(s): Walker Percy

Location(s): New Orleans

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s



The portrait of a New Orleans stockbroker, Binx Bolling, turning 30 and caught between ennui and a need for redemption through women, family or personal revelation, “The Moviegoer” won the National Book Award in the USA on its first publication in 1961.
(The novel also featured in the Time Magazine list of 100 best English Language novels)

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It is a novel of conversations illuminated by some jewels of description which conjure up the sense of that time in the fading and neglected elegance of the New Orleans area and some of...

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