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Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book

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Walker Percy's mordantly funny and wholly original contribution to the self-help book craze deals with the Western mind's tendency toward heavy abstraction. This favorite of Percy fans continues to charm and beguile readers of all tastes and backgrounds. Lost in the Cosmos invites us to think about how we communicate with our world.

Walker Percy wrote many books, several of them bestsellers, and is considered one of the greatest American writers of modern times. His first novel, The Moviegoer, won the 1962 National Book Award.

Walker Percy's mordantly funny and wholly original contribution to the self-help book craze deals with the Western mind's tendency toward heavy abstraction. This favorite of Percy fans continues to charm and beguile readers (and literature students and scholars) of all tastes and backgrounds. Lost in the Cosmos invites us, and ultimately dares us, to think about how we communicate with our world.

"A mock self-help book designed not to help but to provoke; a chapbook to inveigle us into thinking about who we are and how we got into this mess."Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Original and imaginative, it conveys a serious, occasionally somber message in a vein of high comedy. I love this book. It is not to be read once through, but to be reread, savored, and pondered."Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal

"This is a stunningly innovative collection, for readers who like both to chuckle and to think hard."People

Synopsis:

Walker Percy's mordantly funny and wholly original contribution to the self-help book craze deals with the Western mind's tendency toward heavy abstraction. This favorite of Percy fans continues to charm and beguile readers of all tastes and backgrounds. Lost in the Cosmos invites us to think about how we communicate with our world.

Synopsis:

Walker Percy's mordantly funny and wholly original contribution to the self-help book craze deals with the Western mind's tendency toward heavy abstraction. This favorite of Percy fans continues to charm and beguile readers of all tastes and backgrounds. Lost in the Cosmos invites us to think about how we communicate with our world.

About the Author

Walker Percy wrote several books, many of them bestsellers, and is considered one of the greatest American writers of our time. He died in 1990.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312253998
Author:
Percy, Walker
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Self-actualization (psychology)
Subject:
Self-actualization
Subject:
SEL031000
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
80-2000
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.45 x 0.76 in

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"Synopsis" by , Walker Percy's mordantly funny and wholly original contribution to the self-help book craze deals with the Western mind's tendency toward heavy abstraction. This favorite of Percy fans continues to charm and beguile readers of all tastes and backgrounds. Lost in the Cosmos invites us to think about how we communicate with our world.
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Walker Percy's mordantly funny and wholly original contribution to the self-help book craze deals with the Western mind's tendency toward heavy abstraction. This favorite of Percy fans continues to charm and beguile readers of all tastes and backgrounds. Lost in the Cosmos invites us to think about how we communicate with our world.

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