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A confederacy of dunces

Author: John Kennedy Toole
Publisher: New York : Wings Books ; Avenel, N.J. : Distributed by Random House Value Pub., 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Humorous fiction
Humorous stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kennedy Toole
ISBN: 0517122707 9780517122709 9780802130204 0802130208
OCLC Number: 30893975
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
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Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1981.
Description: ix, 462 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy.
Local System Bib Number:
.b27632611

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This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has sold over three-quarters of a million copies and continues to earn critical acclaim. The story of one Ignatius J. Reilly, a "Don Quixote of the French Quarter",  Read more...
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Pulitzer Prize Winner "A masterwork . . . the novel astonishes with its inventiveness . . . it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue."--The New York Times Book Review "A corker, an epic comedy, a Read more...

 
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