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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
Creator
Subject
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 spaceage dark glasses
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1981.
Cataloging source
DLC
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1937-1969
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Toole, John Kennedy
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Young men
  • New Orleans (La.)
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published 1980" -- Verso title page
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
35th anniversary ed.
Extent
vii, 348 p.
Isbn
9780807159606
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 180506
  • 861243
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy
Publication
Note
"Originally published 1980" -- Verso title page
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
35th anniversary ed.
Extent
vii, 348 p.
Isbn
9780807159606
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 180506
  • 861243

Library Locations

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