The Garden Then and Now; Sense of Life – Contemporary and in Genesis

  • Bernadette ProchaskaEmail author
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 109)


The sense of life in Walker Percy’s THE LAST GENTLEMAN has reverberations of human life throughout the history of literature. The first sentence of the book is “One fine day in early summer a young man lay thinking in Central Park.1 The man is in a wonderful park, a garden far away from Eden, yet closely associated with a very old literature, the BOOK OF GENESIS which tells the same story, the story of the fallen man in a fallen world.


Spiritual Life Peregrine Falcon Ancient Garden Desperate Situation Unbalance Factor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeUSA

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