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

A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy

Label
A confederacy of dunces
Title
A confederacy of dunces
Statement of responsibility
John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Toole's lunatic and sage novel introduces one of the most memorable characters in American literature, Ignatius Reilly, whom Walker Percy dubs "slob extraordinaire, a mad Oliver Hardy, a fat Don Quixote, a perverse Thomas Aquinas rolled into one." Set in New Orleans, A Confederacy of Dunces outswifts Swift, one of whose essays gives the book its title. As its characters burst into life, they leave the region and literature forever changed by their presence-Ignatius and his mother; Miss Trixie, the octogenarian assistant accountant at Levi Pants; inept, wan Patrolman Mancuso; Darlene, the Bourbon Street stripper with a penchant for poultry; Jones the jivecat in spaceage dark glasses
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1981.
Cataloging source
LUU
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1937-1969
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Toole, John Kennedy
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.O54
LC item number
C66 2014b
Literary form
fiction
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1916-1990
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Percy, Walker
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  • Mothers and sons
  • Young men
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
35th anniversary edition, Large print edition.
Extent
viii, 603 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780807159613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn884803489
  • (Sirsi) o884803489
  • (OCoLC)884803489
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
35th anniversary edition, Large print edition.
Extent
viii, 603 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780807159613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn884803489
  • (Sirsi) o884803489
  • (OCoLC)884803489

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