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A gumbo of the grotesque : New Orleans and a confederacy of dunces

Author: Bethany K Perkins
Publisher: 2000.
Dissertation: Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : English

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Named Person: John Kennedy Toole
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Bethany K Perkins
OCLC Number: 44183529
Description: vii, [37] leaves ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: Bethany K. Perkins.


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Flawed study, lack of scholarship and observation

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2011-08-26) Fair Permalink

This thesis is focused on one theme, and that theme is not especially novel or explanatory. The thesis is that all of the major characters in the novel can be called grotesque, and if everyone is grotesque, then what is normal? This is a variation on the old idea...
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