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The Resource A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy ; and a new introduction by Andrei Codrescu

A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy ; and a new introduction by Andrei Codrescu

Label
A confederacy of dunces
Title
A confederacy of dunces
Statement of responsibility
John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy ; and a new introduction by Andrei Codrescu
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This anniversary edition of the classic novel that won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for fiction features a Foreword by Walker Percy that looks back on the history of this humorous story set in New Orleans about around a slob named Ignatius Reilly and his relationship with his mother
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
TEF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-1969
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toole, John Kennedy
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Intended audience
800
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1916-1990
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Percy, Walker
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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 ; and a new introduction by Andrei Codrescu
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1980
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Twentieth anniversary edition.
Extent
xiii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780807126066
Isbn Type
(anniversary ed.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)119600
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; with a foreword by Walker Percy ; and a new introduction by Andrei Codrescu
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1980
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Twentieth anniversary edition.
Extent
xiii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780807126066
Isbn Type
(anniversary ed.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)119600

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