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A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy

Label
A confederacy of dunces
Title
A confederacy of dunces
Statement of responsibility
John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Toole's lunatic and sage novel introduces us to one of the most memorable characters in American literature, Ignatius Reilly, who seems to be in violent revolt against the entire modern age. Set in 1960's New Orleans, with reminders of the McCarthy era still in the air, Ignatius rails against the changing times of the era and pokes fun at authority in all its many forms. A colorful cast of supporting characters makes this a truly one of a kind novel
Summary
Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, --selfish, domineering, deluded, tragic and larger than life-- is a noble crusader against a world of dunces. He is a modern-day Quixote beset by giants of the modern age. In magnificent revolt against the twentieth century, Ignatius propels his monstrous bulk among the flesh posts of the fallen city, documenting life on his Big Chief tablets as he goes, until his maroon-haired mother decrees that Ignatius must work
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Character
Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1981.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
059470
Cataloging source
DLC
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1937-1969
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Toole, John Kennedy
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1916-1990
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Percy, Walker
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True
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  • Mothers and sons
  • Social reformers
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Vieux Carré (New Orleans, La.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780517122709
Isbn Type
(Wings Books, 1996 : hdbk.)
Lccn
79020190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
ocm05336849
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780517122709
Isbn Type
(Wings Books, 1996 : hdbk.)
Lccn
79020190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
ocm05336849

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