The Moviegoer

The Moviegoer

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"The Moviegoer" is Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world with the detached gaze of a Bourbon Street dandy even as he yearns for a spiritual redemption he cannot bring himself to believe in. On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, he occupies himself dallying with his secretaries and going to movies, which provide him with the "treasurable moments" absent from his real life. But one fateful Mardi Gras, Binx embarks on a hare-brained quest that outrages his family, endangers his fragile cousin Kate, and sends him reeling through the chaos of New Orleans' French Quarter. Wry and wrenching, rich in irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a genuine American classic."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International/Random House, 1998, c1960.
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
ISBN: 9780375701962
0375701966
Call Number: PERCY
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 21 cm
Subjects: Young men -- Fiction.
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction.
Southern writing.
Psychological fiction.

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Algonquin_Lisa Feb 23, 2011

An atmospheric novel set in New Orleans, detailing one man's search for meaning in his life. Quirky and lightly philosophical, 'The Moviegoer' is a short but dense read. Highly recommended if you enjoy more substantial southern literature.

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GrumpyDave
Dec 06, 2010

1962 National Book Award - Fiction

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santiano9
Aug 07, 2011

- One of the Southern writers, despite very little action, I liked how he drew you into and painted his family – his aunt, uncle and his strange and damaged cousin, Kate. I liked it. 8/10

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