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A confederacy of dunces

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A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at once. Full, pursed lips protruded beneath the bushy black moustache and, at their corners, sank into little folds filled with disapproval and potato chip crumbs. So enters one of the most memorable characters in recent American fiction. The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pultizer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, an obese, self-absorbed, hapless Don Quixote of the French Quarter, whose half-hearted attempts at employment lead to a series of wacky adventures among the lower denizens of New Orleans. This book has become an American comic masterpiece.
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Grouped Work ID ad9af957-91e4-61c0-a2d3-daf57cc49b79
Full title confederacy of dunces
Author toole john kennedy
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-24 12:57:14PM
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display_description 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).
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Humorous stories, American, Mothers and sons -- Fiction, New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction, Pulitzer Prize, 1981, Young men -- Fiction
title_display A confederacy of dunces
title_full A Confederacy of Dunces, A confederacy of dunces / John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy, A confederacy of dunces / John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy ; and a new introduction by Andrei Codrescu, A confederacy of dunces [sound recording] / by John Kennedy Toole
title_short A confederacy of dunces
topic_facet Audiobooks, Classic Literature, Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Humorous stories, American, Literature, Mothers and sons, Pulitzer Prize, 1981, Young men