Individual in Technological Society, The: Walker Percy's Lancelot

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Utter, Glen H. "The Individual in Technological Society: Walker Percy's Lancelot." JPC 16.3 (Winter 1982): 116-27.

On Percy's character Lancelot Lamar as an individual attempting "to awaken from a somnambulistic life" in American technological society. The first four and one half pages of GHU's article provide an elegant "sketch of technological society" (120), and the notes provide an excellent biblio. for an introd. to the sociological literature on technology. See for the use in a mainstream work of entrapment in a metaphorical clockwork world—and see GHU's notes for some useful Background works.