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John Kennedy Toole
|Awards:||Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1981.|
|Description:||vii, 338 pages ; 24 cm|
|Responsibility:||John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy.|
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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