Very night at dusk, when the gulf breeze stirs the warm, heavy air over new orleans, a 29-year- old wanderer named binx bolling emerges from his apartment, carrying in his hand the movie page of his newspaper, his telephone book and a map of the city. The moviegoer by walker percy reviewed by robert massie very night at dusk, when the gulf breeze stirs the warm, heavy air over new orleans, a 29-year- old wanderer named binx bolling emerges from his apartment, carrying in his hand the movie page of his newspaper, his telephone book and a map of the city.
In walker percy’s story the moviegoer, binx bolling, a stockbroker on the verge of turning thirty is on a quest set in 1960 new orleans during mardi gras binx, an upper class southern gentleman sets out to find out about himself.
Walker percy’s debut novel, the moviegoer, was published in 1961 and won the 1962 national book award the novel’s protagonist, binx bolling, is a young stockbroker living in a suburb of new orleans. Walker percy's novel also gives us a glimpse into new orleans life in the late fifties he shows us the inbred families of the crescent city, their attitudes toward the black servants they employ, as well as the strange, stratified carnival atmosphere of mardi gras.
The moviegoer was walker percy’s first novel, and it won the national book award the book did not, however, immediately attract a large number of readers. The moviegoer is the debut novel by walker percy, first published in the united states by vintage in 1961 it won the us national book award time magazine included the novel in its time 100 best english-language novels from 1923 to 2005.
Essay on walker percys the moviegoer 1039 words 5 pages in the novel, the moviegoer, by walker percy, the narrator, jack bolling, believes that everyone has a role to play and that their happiness is predicated upon how well they play their given role.
A love story a story about a dysfunctional family a novel of nostalgia for old movies and southern tradition if you read the inside cover, consumer reviews, and professional book critic’s comments, you will invariably be told it is about existentialism perhaps that is so, but walker percy did not do a very good job selling me on that theme. Ever since finishing walker percy’s the moviegoer i’ve been struggling to write some kind of review not even a good review, just something which expresses what i think about the book not even a good review, just something which expresses what i think about the book.