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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged as well. Ignatius ignores them as he heaves his vast bulk through the city's fleshpots in a noble crusade against vice, modernity and ignorance. But his momma has a nasty surprise in store for him. Ignatius must get a job. Undaunted, he uses his new-found employment to further his mission and now he has a pirate costume and a hot-dog cart to do it with
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
059470
Cataloging source
NGCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-1969
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toole, John Kennedy
Dewey number
TOOL
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marginality, Social
  • Mothers and sons
  • Young men
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in the USA by Louisiana State University Press, 1980
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
000046013119
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
vii, 428 p.
Isbn
9780141045641
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62225075
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
Publication
Note
First published in the USA by Louisiana State University Press, 1980
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
000046013119
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
vii, 428 p.
Isbn
9780141045641
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62225075

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