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

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jefferson County Public Library - Madison AWARD PUL 1981 (Text) 39391006759904 Award - Fic Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780807159606
  • ISBN: 0807159603
  • ISBN: 9780807159613
  • ISBN: 0807159611
  • Physical Description: viii, 603 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 35th anniversary edition (Large print edition).
  • Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2014.

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Awards Note: Pulitzer Prize, 1981
Subject: Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Young men > Fiction.
New Orleans (La.) > Fiction.

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