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The Resource Butterfly in the typewriter : the tragic life of John Kennedy Toole and the remarkable story of A confederacy of dunces, Cory MacLauchlin

Butterfly in the typewriter : the tragic life of John Kennedy Toole and the remarkable story of A confederacy of dunces, Cory MacLauchlin

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Butterfly in the typewriter : the tragic life of John Kennedy Toole and the remarkable story of A confederacy of dunces
Title
Butterfly in the typewriter
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the tragic life of John Kennedy Toole and the remarkable story of A confederacy of dunces
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Cory MacLauchlin
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Language
eng
Summary
"The saga of John Kennedy Toole is one of the greatest stories of American literary history. After writing A Confederacy of Dunces, Toole corresponded with Robert Gottlieb of Simon & Schuster for two years. Exhausted from Gottlieb's suggested revisions, Toole declared the publication of the manuscript hopeless and stored it in a box. Years later he suffered a mental breakdown, took a two-month journey across the United States, and finally committed suicide on an inconspicuous road outside of Biloxi. Following the funeral, Toole's mother discovered the manuscript. After many rejections, she cornered Walker Percy, who found it a brilliant novel and spearheaded its publication. In 1981, twelve years after the author's death, A Confederacy of Dunces won the Pulitzer Prize. In Butterfly in the Typewriter, Cory MacLauchlin draws on scores of new interviews with friends, family, and colleagues as well as full access to the extensive Toole archive at Tulane University, capturing his upbringing in New Orleans, his years in New York City, his frenzy of writing in Puerto Rico, his return to his beloved city, and his descent into paranoia and depression"--Provided by publisher
Summary
"The saga of John Kennedy Toole is one of the greatest stories of American literary history. After writing A Confederacy of Dunces, Toole corresponded with Robert Gottlieb of Simon & Schuster for two years. Exhausted from Gottlieb's suggested revisions, Toole declared the publication of the manuscript hopeless and stored it in a box. Years later he suffered a mental breakdown, took a two-month journey across the United States, and finally committed suicide on an inconspicuous road outside of Biloxi. Following the funeral, Toole's mother discovered the manuscript. After many rejections, she cornered Walker Percy, who found it a brilliant novel and spearheaded its publication. In 1981, twelve years after the author's death, A Confederacy of Dunces won thePulitzer Prize. In Butterfly in the Typewriter, Cory MacLauchlin draws on scores of new interviews with friends, family, and colleagues as well as full access to the extensive Toole archive at Tulane University, capturing his upbringing in New Orleans,his years in New York City, his frenzy of writing in Puerto Rico, his return to his beloved city, and his descent into paranoia and depression"--
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Provided by publisher
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individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10114353
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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adult
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the tragic life of John Kennedy Toole and the remarkable story of A confederacy of dunces
Label
Butterfly in the typewriter : the tragic life of John Kennedy Toole and the remarkable story of A confederacy of dunces, Cory MacLauchlin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xv, 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306821042
Lccn
2012000259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)744287568
  • 1/577232
  • OCoLC
Label
Butterfly in the typewriter : the tragic life of John Kennedy Toole and the remarkable story of A confederacy of dunces, Cory MacLauchlin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xv, 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306821042
Lccn
2012000259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)744287568
  • 1/577232
  • OCoLC

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