Looking for the meaning of life? You and me both, my friend. And so is Binx Bolling, protagonist in The Moviegoer by Walker Percy. Join us as Mary and Daniel praise this story for its examination of the existential crisis presented in beautiful language and Southern charm, and as Nathan salutes Bolling’s view of life’s preciousness. So step away from the dishes to be washed and the beds to be made and listen to Binx explain: “What is the nature of the search? you ask. Really it is very simple; at least for a fellow like me. So simple that it is easily overlooked. The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life.”
Join Nathan Hanks, Cezary Baraniecki, Daniel St. Pierre, Laura Davis, and Mary Claire.
Worth mentioning; The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami, The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy, and “My unbelief was invincible from the beginning”–The Moviegoer.
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Thanks to Christopher Nolen for music.
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