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A confederacy of dunces

Author: John Kennedy Toole; Walker Percy
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 35th anniversary edition (Large print edition)View 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kennedy Toole; Walker Percy
ISBN: 9780807159613 0807159611
OCLC Number: 884803489
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1981.
Description: viii, 603 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy.

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After more than three decades, the peerless wit and indulgent absurdity of A Confederacy of Dunces continues to attract new readers. Though the manuscript was rejected by many publishers during  Read more...

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