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Author : John Kennedy Toole Pages : 348 pages Publisher : LSU Press Language : ISBN-10 : 0807159603 ISBN-13 : 9780807159 606

A Confederacy of Dunces Aft er mo re tha n thr ee dec ade s, the pee rles s wit and ind ulg


ent abs urdi ty of A Con fed era cy of Du nce s con tinu es to attr act ne w rea der s. Tho ugh the ma nus crip t was reje cte d by ma ny pub lish ers duri


ng Too le's lifet ime , his mot her suc ces sful ly pub lish ed the boo k yea rs afte r her son 's suic ide, and it wo n the 198 1 Puli tzer Priz e for ficti on.


Thi s liter ary und erd og and co mic ma ster pie ce has sol d mo re tha n two mill ion cop ies in twe nty thr ee lan gua ges .Th e 35t h ann iver sar


y edit ion of A Con fed era cy of Du nce s cele bra tes Too le's nov el as well as one of the mo st me mo rabl e pro tag oni sts in Am eric an liter atu re,


Ign atiu s J. Reil ly, wh om Wal ker Per cy dub bed "slo b ext rao rdin aire ,a ma d Oliv er Har dy, a fat Do n Qui xot e, a per ver se Tho ma s Aqu ina s


roll ed into one ." Set in Ne w Orl ean s wit ha wild cas t of cha ract ers incl udi ng Ign atiu s and his mot her ; Mis s Trix ie, the oct oge nari an assi sta


nt acc oun tan t at Lev i Pan ts; ine pt, wa n Pat rol ma n Ma ncu so; Dar len e, the Bou rbo n Str eet stri ppe r wit ha pen cha nt for pou ltry ; and


Jon es, the jive cat in spa ceage dar k gla sse s, the nov el ser ves as an outl and ish but beli eva ble trib ute to a city defi ned by its par ade of ecc ent ric


den ize ns. The gen ius of A Con fed era cy of Du nce s is reaf fir me d as suc ces sive gen era tion s em bra ce this ext rav aga nt sati re. Adu lati on for Too


le's co mic epi c rem ain s as inte nse tod ay as thir tyfive yea rs ago . A Confederacy of Dunces

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