We Still Live within the Mediated, Alienated World of “The Moviegoer”

Author: Paul Elie

January 2, 2019

In this piece Berkley Center Senior Fellow Paul Elie reviews Walker Percy's The Moviegoer. Elie describes it as the first work of what we call contemporary American fiction, the earliest novel to render a set of circumstances and an outlook that still feel recognizably ours. The review was published in the New Yorker.