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This elegantly written account of a young man's search for signs of purpose in the universe is one of the great existential texts of the postwar era and is really funny besides. Binx Bolling, inveterate cinemaphile, contemplative rake and man of the periphery, tries hedonism and tries doing the right thing, but ultimately finds redemption (or at least the prospect of it) by taking a leap of faith and quite literally embracing what only seems irrational. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
''In a gentle Southern accent narrator Christopher Hurt delivers the story with a slow, lazy lilt which suits the text and evokes a pervading spiritual emptiness.'' --AudioFile
''Clothed in originality, intelligence, and a fierce regard for man's fate. . . .Percy has a rare talent for making his people look and sound as though they were being seen and heard for the first time by anyone.'' --Time
''Mr. Percy is a breathtakingly brilliant writer.''--New York Times Book Review
''A brilliant novel. . .Percy touches the rim of so many human mysteries.'' --Harper's
Clothed in originality, intelligence, and a fierce regard for man's fate. . . .Percy has a rare talent for making his people look and sound as though they were being seen and heard for the first time by anyone. --Time
Mr. Percy is a breathtakingly brilliant writer.--New York Times Book Review
A brilliant novel. . .Percy touches the rim of so many human mysteries. --Harper's --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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