The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, how Queer Language Is, and what One Has to Do with the Other
In "Message" i"n 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - raschneid - LibraryThing
Didn't end up finishing this! Many of the essays were very enjoyable and weave together linguistics, existentialism, theology, anthropology, and literary criticism. The book as a whole is something of ... Read full review
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Through 15 essays, Walker Percy argues that despite healthy academic interest in linguistics and semiotic, a central question of language remains neglected: how people (and of all the sign-using ... Read full review