The Death and Resurrection of Desire: A Girardian Reading of Walker Percy’s “The Moviegoer”

Binx Bolling’s conversion to Christianity in Walker Percy’s first novel,  The Moviegoer, has been seen by some critics as a poorly conceived, and poorly executed, conclusion to the story. Among those who have expressed this view, Kieran Quinlan has been one of the most prominent. In his book, Walker Percy: The Last Catholic Novelist, he claims… Continue reading The Death and Resurrection of Desire: A Girardian Reading of Walker Percy’s “The Moviegoer”

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