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The Resource A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces

Label
A Confederacy of Dunces
Title
A Confederacy of Dunces
Statement of responsibility
John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
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Language
eng
Summary
A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures" (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times)
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.
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059470
Cataloging source
HCO
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1937-1969
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  • Toole, John Kennedy
  • Percy, Walker
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1916-1990
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Percy, Walker
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True
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
A Confederacy of Dunces
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:66d6bd4b-8576-4f92-8263-1e72c9ae85df
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802197627
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Confederacy of Dunces
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:66d6bd4b-8576-4f92-8263-1e72c9ae85df
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802197627
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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