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

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
Creator
Contributor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A spectacular, Pultizer Prize-winning novel by a master of comedy, beloved by readers and critics alike. The place is the French Quarter, the characters, denizens of New Orleans's lower depths
  • Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, a 30-year-old medievalist who lives at home with his mother in New Orleans, and pens his magnum opus on Big Chief writing pads he keeps hidden under his bed. Considered by many a comic masterpiece that memorably evokes the city of New Orleans and whose robust protagonist is a modern-day Falstaff, Don Quixote, or Gargantua; other are not amused by a fat, flatulent, gluttonous, loud, lying, hypocritical, self-deceiving, self-centered blowhard who masturbates to memories of a dog
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1981.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1981.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
059470
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-1969
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toole, John Kennedy
Dewey number
813/.5/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3570.O54
  • PZ4.T6719
LC item number
  • C66 1980
  • Co 1980
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1916-1990
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Percy, Walker
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Young men
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Mothers and sons
  • Young men
  • Louisiana
Target audience
adult
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm05336849
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780802130204
Lccn
79020190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
  • BRO-cust20070109-147
  • BRO-cust20130312-117
  • BRO-cust20140407-054
System control number
(OCoLC)5336849
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm05336849
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780802130204
Lccn
79020190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
  • BRO-cust20070109-147
  • BRO-cust20130312-117
  • BRO-cust20140407-054
System control number
(OCoLC)5336849

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