Thanatos syndrome by Walker Percy

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StatementWalker Percy.
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Paginationviii,372p.
Number of Pages372
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Open LibraryOL17384952M
ISBN 100233981438

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Walker Percy is the author of over ten books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestsellers The Moviegoer and The Thanatos Syndrome. He was awarded numerous prizes during his lifetime, including the National Book Award, and is considered to be one of the greatest American writers of our time.

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Thomas More, Feliciana Parish psychiatrist, bad Catholic, boozy and allergic, makes a return in Percy's quasi-sequel to Love in the Ruins ()&#;and though the apocalypse seems just as certain now as it did then, things in this near-future seem somewhat calmer than were the earlier book's race wars.

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In spite of his six widely read novels, his two works of nonfiction (with their original contributions to the study of language and the human psyche), and his two national literary awards, Walker Percy remains a figure on the fringes of the American literary establishment.

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O'Connor wrote: "In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness, and tenderness leads to the gas chamber." In The Thanatos Syndrome, physician and philosopher Walker Percy has given us a work that is compelling on the level of a mystery.

Perhaps Percy's most ambitious novel, his sixth and last, The Thanatos Syndrome revisits old themes found in his previous works, while giving perhaps his most rambunctious and outrageous commentary upon the post-modern predicament.

The novel moves from existential themes found in his earlier novels to those subjects that most concerned him as a. Percy, Walker THE THANATOS SYNDROME Signed 1st Franklin Library 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover Franklin Center, Pennsylvania Franklin Library Near Fine.

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The Thanatos Syndrome A Novel. Walker Percy. 3 Ratings; $; $; Publisher Description. Percy’s stirring sequel to Love in the Ruins follows Tom More’s redemptive mission to cure the mysterious ailment afflicting the residents of his hometownDr.

Tom More returns to his parish in Louisiana determined to live a simpler life. Fresh /5(3). The Thanatos Syndrome - The Thanatos Syndrome audiobook, by Walker Percy When Dr. Tom More (of Love in the Ruins) is released on parole from state prison, he returns to Feliciana, Louisiana, the parish where he was born and bred and where he practiced psychiatry before his arrest.

Upon arriving, he notices something strange in almost everyone around him: unusual. The title of the work is The Thanatos Syndrome. "Thanatos" is the Greek word for death.

In the story, Thomas Moore—a quite interesting Catholic name assigned to the protagonist in The Thanatos Syndrome— is a psychiatrist who returns to Feliciana (based on the real East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes where Dr.

Percy once resided) to. The Thanatos Syndrome has the ambition and purposefulness to take on the world, to wrestle with its shortcomings, and to celebrate its glories.'' --Washington Post Book World ''Spins along at a brisk thriller pace, laced with escapes and chase scenes and risky, ingenious detective work.'' --Gail Godwin, New York Times Book Review/5(15).

When Dr. Tom More (of Love in the Ruins) is released on parole from state prison, he returns to Feliciana, Louisiana, the parish where he was born and bred and where he practiced psychiatry before his arrest.

Upon arriving, he notices something strange in almost everyone around him: unusual sexual behavior in women patients, a bizarre loss of inhibition, a lack of complexity in. Although the emphasis is clearly on the book's ideas and moral themes, The Thanatos Syndrome is also a medical thriller.

As such, it was almost inevitable that the author would revisit a theme that he dealt with on numerous occasions in earlier novels: the relationship between the "abnormal" and the rest of the nominally healthy and sane society.

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Thomas More, resident of a rural Louisiana parish (what we Yankees call a county) and a direct descendant of St. Thomas More. Like his ancestor, he has been a prisoner, but for. "The Thanatos Syndrome" is listed here as a the second book of the Tom More series, but that doesn't seem quite right.

The book is really more of an alternate to the alternate history presented in "Love in the Ruins."/5(10). The Thanatos Syndrome: In Percy's "ingenious" sequel, Dr. Tom More, fresh out of prison after getting caught selling uppers to truck drivers, returns home to Louisiana, determined to live a simpler life (The New York Times).

But when everyone in town starts acting strangely—from losing their sexual inhibitions to speaking only in blunt. The Thanatos Syndrome relies upon a flimsy detective story to examine the greatest issues facing Americans (perhaps all of Western culture) as we enter the 21st century.

Not that the genre device fails, but that it seems so inconsequential next to the ideas which hang upon it, like the rod that supports the wardrobe of existence, itself/5(22). Returning home to the small Louisiana parish where he had praticed psychiatry, Dr. Tom More quickly notices something strange occuring with the townfolk, a loss of inhibitions.

Behind this mystery is a dangerous plot drug the local water supply, and a discovery that takes More into the underside of the American search for happiness. The Thanatos Syndrome Dr. Tom More Series, Book 2 The Thanatos Syndrome. Embed; Copy and paste the code into your website.

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. New here. Learn how to read digital books for free. Find a. "Thanatos" is the Greek word for death, and in his newest novel, which might be described as a philosophical thriller laced with Southern Discomfort, Walker Percy.

A fanciful, suggestible, strafingly comic view of man and all his manifestations at a future point in time when Death is winning. Life is losing. And in terms of most readers, a more palpable and accessible book than The Moviegoer or The Last Gentleman.

What will be happening — what won't — in an America divided is seen from Mr. Percy's native Louisiana and more particularly. Thanatos Syndrome despite the obvious grimness of the book's subject matter and plot.

And the book is grim indeed. The genre it falls into is the very uncomic one of the science fiction thriller, the kind with a serious message about the dangers lurking implicit in the way we live. Like the film."The Thanatos Syndrome resembles a crime novel but is more precisely a sparkling comedy and an intriguing philosophical novel This is vintage Walker Percy, a writer for all seasons." — Newsday "Spins along at a brisk thriller pace, laced with escapes and chase scenes and risky, ingenious detective work." — The New York Times Book Review.The Thanatos Syndrome By: Walker Percy.

To Robert Coles THE PLACE WHERE the strange events related in this book occur, Feliciana, is not imaginary. It was so named by the Spanish. It was and is part of Louisiana, a strip of pleasant pineland running from the Mississippi River to the Perdido, a curious region of a curious state.

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