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As hilarious as it indisputably is, A Confederacy of Dunces is a serious and important work. Los Angeles Herald Examiner. If a book's price is measured against the laughs it provokes, A Confederacy of Dunces is the bargain of the year. A brilliant and evocative novel. The War of the Worlds (Penguin Clothbound Classics).
A Confederacy of Dunces is a picaresque novel by American novelist John Kennedy Toole which reached publication in 1980, eleven years after Toole's suicide. Published through the efforts of writer Walker Percy (who also contributed a foreword) and Toole's mother, the book became first a cult classic, then a mainstream success; it earned Toole a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1981, and is now considered a canonical work of modern literature of the Southern United States.
In revolt against the 20th century, Ignatius propels his bulk among the flesh-pots of a fallen city, documenting life on his Big Chief tablets as he goes, until his mother decrees that Ignatius must work. A Confederacy of Dunces
In revolt against the 20th century, Ignatius propels his bulk among the flesh-pots of a fallen city, documenting life on his Big Chief tablets as he goes, until his mother decrees that Ignatius must work. A Confederacy of Dunces. When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift-. Thoughts on various subjects, moral and diverting.
A Confederacy of Dunces. Series: Penguin Clothbound Classics. A pungent work of slapstick, satire and intellectual incongruities. it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue' The New York Times. Imprint: Penguin Classics.
John Kennedy Toole had an unhappy life and took his own life, unfortunately, before Ignatius was ever realized by. .This is the book that almost broke my book club. John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces is as famous for its back-story as it is for its content.
John Kennedy Toole had an unhappy life and took his own life, unfortunately, before Ignatius was ever realized by the reading public. He had no idea that his character would become a descriptive term that even people who have never read the book will use in conversation, in some cases, without knowing the origin. It was published posthumously in 1980, over a decade after Toole ended his own life by carbon monoxide poisoning. Despite having been earlier rejected by publishers, the book went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.
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John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy. Meet the fat, flatulent and eloquent Ignatius J. Reilly in John Kennedy Toole's light and pithy comic tale A Confederacy of Dunces, beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 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 m. Ignatius J. Reilly: fat, flatulent, eloquent and almost unemployable
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John Kennedy Toole was born in New Orleans in 1937 .
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 found the audience it deserved.