The Moviegoer opens with the following line from Søren Kierkegaard: “the specific character of despair is precisely this: it is unaware of being despair.” Written by Catholic convert Walker Percy, the story pulls back the veil on the questions we ask ourselves when weighed down by the ordinariness - the seeming purposelessness - of life.
“Percy believed that the modern novel could help us diagnose and treat the modern malaise, or the condition of alienation, because good fiction removes the veil of apathy. The story isn’t political or psychological, but rather prophetic and revelatory: Only a broken stock broker could convince us moderns of the economy of salvation.”
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