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The Resource A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy

A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy

Label
A confederacy of dunces
Title
A confederacy of dunces
Statement of responsibility
John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 space-age dark glasses
Summary
Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, --selfish, domineering, deluded, tragic and larger than life-- is a noble crusader against a world of dunces. He is a modern-day Quixote beset by giants of the modern age. In magnificent revolt against the twentieth century, Ignatius propels his monstrous bulk among the flesh posts of the fallen city, documenting life on his Big Chief tablets as he goes, until his maroon-haired mother decrees that Ignatius must work
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Character
Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1981.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1981.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
059470
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published 1980"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
35th anniversary edition.
Extent
vii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780807159606
Lccn
2014381531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880499976
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy
Publication
Note
"Originally published 1980"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
35th anniversary edition.
Extent
vii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780807159606
Lccn
2014381531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880499976

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