The Message in the Bottle How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, and What One Has to Do with the Other

Walker Percy




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352 Pages


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In The Message in the Bottle, Walker Percy offers insights on such varied yet interconnected subjects as symbolic reasoning, the origins of mankind, Helen Keller, Semioticism, and the incredible Delta Factor. Confronting difficult philosophical questions with a novelist's eye, Percy rewards us again and again with his keen insights into the way that language possesses all of us.


Praise for The Message in the Bottle

"The Message in the Bottle is a delight . . . A pleasure to read."—Larry McMurtry, The Washington Post Book World

"Percy has an intellectual range and rigor few American novelists can match."—Thomas Leclair, The New York Times Book Review

"This book is worth examining for the confusions it reveals about the study of language and about what can be expected from it."—Thomas Nagel, The New York Review of Books

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Walker Percy is the author of over ten books, many of which were bestsellers, and he is considered one of the greatest American writers of our time.
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  • Walker Percy

  • 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.