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Butterfly in the typewriter : the tragic life of John Kennedy Toole and the remarkable story of A confederacy of dunces

Author: Cory MacLauchlin
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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"The saga of John Kennedy Toole is one of the greatest stories of American literary history. After writing A Confederacy of Dunces, Toole corresponded with Robert Gottlieb of Simon & Schuster for two years. Exhausted from Gottlieb's suggested revisions, Toole declared the publication of the manuscript hopeless and stored it in a box. Years later he suffered a mental breakdown, took a two-month journey across the  Read more...
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Biography
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MacLauchlin, Cory.
Butterfly in the typewriter.
New York : Da Capo Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012000259
Named Person: John Kennedy Toole; John Kennedy Toole; John Kennedy Toole; John Kennedy Toole
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cory MacLauchlin
ISBN: 9780306821042 0306821044 1299714056 9781299714052
OCLC Number: 787850850
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 319 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction; 1. Roots; 2. Early Days in Uptown; 3. Fortier; 4. Tulane; 5. Columbia University; 6. Cajun Country; 7. Hunter and Columbia; 8. The Army and Puerto Rico; 9. A Writer Emerges; 10. Back Home in New Orleans; 11. Decline and Fall; 12. Final Journey; 13. Publication; 14. Fame; 15. Toward the Heavens; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Cory MacLauchlin.

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