Search Fails

From The Onion
September 14, 2005

Search for Self Called Off After 38 Years

“Since calling off the search, Speth has canceled his yoga classes, turned in his organic co-op membership card, and withdrawn plans to go on a sweat-lodge retreat in Saskatchewan. On Tuesday afternoon, he loaded books by such diverse authors as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Meister Eckhart, and George Gurdjieff into a box labeled ‘free shit,’ and left it outside of his apartment beside a trash can.”


  1. Jonathan Potter says

    Compare and contrast Binx Bolling’s “search” in The Moviegoer.

  2. Jonathan Webb says

    Definately, but was he in search of…the wonder?

  3. Rufus McCain says

    By God, I think you put your finger on it. “The wonder” is the key that’s often overlooked by Percy critics and Moviegoer-readers who prophesize with their pens.

  4. Also, Binx had his vertical search (for knowledge sub specie aeternitatis) which he abandoned in favor of his horizontal search. In both cases he was searching for something outside himself, not for “himself.”

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