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A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces

Author: John Kennedy Toole
Series: Penguin Essentials
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'This city is famous for its gamblers, prostitutes, exhibitionists, anti-Christs, alcoholics, sodomites, drug addicts, fetishists, onanists, pornographers, frauds, jades, litterbugs, and lesbians ...don't make the mistake of bothering me'. Ignatius J. Reilly: fat, flatulent, eloquent and almost unemployable. By the standards of ordinary folk he is pretty much unhinged, too. But is he bothered by this? No. For this misanthropic crusader against an America fallen into vice and ignorance has a mission: to rescue a naked female philosopher in distress. And he has a pirate costume and hot-dog cart to do it with...
Reviews
I succumbed, stunned and seduced, page after page, vocal with delight. A masterwork of comedy - New York Times A fine funny novel. This is the kind of book one wants to keep quoting from - Anthony Burgess Every reviewer has loved it. For once, everyone is right - Rolling Stone
Author description
John Kennedy Toole was born in New Orleans in 1937. He received a master's degree in English from Columbia University and taught at Hunter College and at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He wrote A Confederacy of Dunces in the early sixties and tried unsuccessfully to get the novel published; depressed, at least in part by his failure to place the book, he committed suicide in 1969. It was only through the tenacity of his mother that her son's book was eventually published and went on to win the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His long-suppressed novel The Neon Bible, written when he was only sixteen, has also been published.
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General Fields

  • : 9780241951590
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : April 2011
  • : 181mm X 111mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : John Kennedy Toole
  • : 416