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
THE MESSAGE IN THE BOTTLE: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, And What One Has To Do With The OtherUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Walker Percy, the novelist, has written a deadly serious work of theoretical linguistics. So serious is he that he suggests The Moviegoer, The Last Gentleman and Love in the Ruins were written for ... Read full review