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

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Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza F TOOLE john Confedera (Text) 840191002617034 Auburn Plaza - Adult Fiction In process -

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  • ISBN: 9780807159606
  • ISBN: 0807159603
  • Physical Description: vii, 348 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 35th anniversary edition.
  • Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2014.

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General Note:
"Originally published 1980"--Title page verso.
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 space-age dark glasses.
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1981.
Subject: Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Young men > Fiction.
New Orleans (La.) > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.

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