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A confederacy of dunces

Author: John Kennedy Toole
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A spectacular, Pultizer Prize-winning novel by a master of comedy, beloved by readers and critics alike. The place is the French Quarter, the characters, denizens of New Orleans's lower depths.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kennedy Toole
ISBN: 0807106577 9780807106570
OCLC Number: 5336849
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1981.
Description: vii, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy.

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A spectacular, Pultizer Prize-winning novel by a master of comedy, beloved by readers and critics alike. The place is the French Quarter, the characters, denizens of New Orleans's lower depths.

Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, a 30-year-old medievalist who lives at home with his mother in New Orleans, and pens his magnum opus on Big Chief writing pads he keeps hidden under his bed. Considered by many a comic masterpiece that memorably evokes the city of New Orleans and whose robust protagonist is a modern-day Falstaff, Don Quixote, or Gargantua; other are not amused by a fat, flatulent, gluttonous, loud, lying, hypocritical, self-deceiving, self-centered blowhard who masturbates to memories of a dog.

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