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The thanatos syndrome

by Walker Percy

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Louisiana
    • Subjects:
    • City and town life -- Fiction,
    • Psychiatrists -- Fiction,
    • Louisiana -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWalker Percy.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3566.E6912 T46 1987
      The Physical Object
      Pagination372 p. ;
      Number of Pages372
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2735062M
      ISBN 100374273545
      LC Control Number86029409

      Other articles where The Thanatos Syndrome is discussed: Walker Percy: The Second Coming (); and The Thanatos Syndrome (). He also wrote such nonfiction as The Message in the Bottle (), a sophisticated philosophical treatment of semantics, and Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book (), an offbeat amalgam of a self-help-book parody . Review of The Thanatos Syndrome, by Walker Percy.. 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.

        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 Brand: Open Road Media. His books include The Moviegoer and Love in the Ruins. Praise For “There is ample evidence of Percy's brilliance in The Thanatos Syndrome - the droll Dixie anthropology, the pitch-perfect dialogue, the sheer intelligence everywhere on the page.

      Although The Thanatos Syndrome is different from any of his other books, some of themes do echo throughout his fiction. This is a testimony to the novelist's fervent belief in the importance of highlighting certain key problems and issues, and to his belief that their continued presence in our lives demands continued fictional (and nonfictional. The Thanatos Syndrome is an ambitious, profound, topical, and thrilling book that is written in Percy's typically resonant and yet erudite prose. In your .


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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device by: Not exactly what you'd expect from Walker Percy, and the GoodReads write-up doesn't begin to give you a sense of what this book is about (for starters, The thanatos syndrome book published in the '80s so someone should fix that blurb!), The Thanatos Syndrome sounds like a Ludlum novel from the get-go and reads a little like one, too, although a less-forumulaic Ludlum novel penned by a far more /5.

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(35).

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.

He died in Pages: The Thanatos Syndrome: A Novel - Kindle edition by Percy, Walker. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Thanatos Syndrome: A Novel/5(35).

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 hometown Dr.

Tom More returns to his parish in Louisiana determined to live a simpler life/5(3). "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(8). — The New York Times Book Review 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).5/5(1).

The Thanatos Syndrome is in some ways an extension of Walker Percy ’s Love in the Ruins: The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time Near the End of. 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. He died in Walker PercyCited by: Dr.

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.

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).

Book Overview 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 by:   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 is a science fiction book by Walker Percy. First published inthe book takes place in an alternates where scientists uncover a substance that promises to reform human behavior. The question raised by the novel is whether it’s ever appropriate to change human nature, even if humanity seems hopeless.

The. The Thanatos Syndrome is an ambitious, profound, topical, and thrilling book that is written in Percy's typically resonant and yet erudite prose. In your discussion of this novel, you may wish to consider the following questions: 1. Did you find that the use of the crimethriller genre detracted from the novel's philosophical dimensions.

The thanatos syndrome. [Walker Percy] -- Dr. Tom More, puzzled by the unusual actions of some of his female patients, uncovers a criminal experiment to control the behavior of the citizens of Feliciana, Louisiana through the use of drugs in Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

Some features of WorldCat will not be available. 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) "He is a dazzlingly gifted novelist Percy stages a lively medical mystery that no serious reader will want to.

The book is not in print but O'Connor's essay is reprinted in the collection Mystery and Manners. 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.

Editions for The Thanatos Syndrome: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Mas. Get this from a library! The thanatos syndrome. [Walker Percy] -- "Returning home to the small Louisiana parish where he had practiced psychiatry.

Dr. Tom More quickly notices something strange occuring with the townfolk, a loss of inhibitions. Behind this mystery.Get this from a library! The thanatos syndrome.

[Walker Percy; James J Spanfeller] -- Dr. Tom More, puzzled by the unusual actions of some of his female patients, uncovers a criminal experiment to control the behavior of the citizens of Feliciana, Louisiana through .Book Review: The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy (Farrar Straus Giroux, pp., $) Walker Percy’s sixth novel, The Thanatos Syndrome (Farrar Straus Giroux, PP., $), is at once his most thrilling and most disappointing last three sections of the novel are so excitingly plotted that the reader is kept in nail-biting suspense.