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A confederacy of dunces

Author: John Kennedy Toole
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : State or province government publication : English : 35th anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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Toole's lunatic and sage novel introduces one of the most memorable characters in American literature, Ignatius Reilly, whom Walker Percy dubs "slob extraordinaire, a mad Oliver Hardy, a fat Don Quixote, a perverse Thomas Aquinas rolled into one." Set in New Orleans, A Confederacy of Dunces outswifts Swift, one of whose essays gives the book its title. As its characters burst into life, they leave the region and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kennedy Toole
ISBN: 9780807159606 0807159603
OCLC Number: 880499976
Notes: "Originally published 1980" -- Verso title page.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1981.
Description: vii, 348 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy.

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Toole's lunatic and sage novel introduces one of the most memorable characters in American literature, Ignatius Reilly, whom Walker Percy dubs "slob extraordinaire, a mad Oliver Hardy, a fat Don Quixote, a perverse Thomas Aquinas rolled into one." Set in New Orleans, A Confederacy of Dunces outswifts Swift, one of whose essays gives the book its title. As its characters burst into life, they leave the region and literature forever changed by their presence-Ignatius and his mother; Miss Trixie, the octogenarian assistant accountant at Levi Pants; inept, wan Patrolman Mancuso; Darlene, the Bourbon Street stripper with a penchant for poultry; Jones the jivecat in spaceage dark glasses.

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