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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 13 June 2019
  • ISBN : 9780141991436
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 48 voters

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One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' 'My favourite book of all time... it stays with you long after you have read it - for your whole life, in fact' Billy Connolly A monument to sloth, rant and contempt, a behemoth of fat, flatulence and furious suspicion of anything modern - this is Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, noble crusader against a world of dunces. The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged. Ignatius ignores them, heaving 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... Never published during his lifetime, John Kennedy Toole's hilarious satire, A Confederacy of Dunces is a Don Quixote for the modern age, and this Penguin Modern Classics edition includes a foreword by Walker Percy. 'A pungent work of slapstick, satire and intellectual incongruities ... it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue' The New York Times

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A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces
  • Author : John Kennedy Toole
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • ISBN : 0802197620
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “A masterwork . . . the novel astonishes with its inventiveness . . . it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue.”—The New York Times Book Review 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

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces
  • Author : John Kennedy Toole
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-06-13
  • ISBN : 9780141991436
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One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' 'My favourite book of all time... it stays with you long after you have read it - for your whole life, in fact' Billy Connolly A monument to sloth, rant and contempt, a behemoth of fat, flatulence and furious suspicion of anything modern - this is Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, noble crusader against a world of dunces. The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is

A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook

A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook
  • Author : Cynthia LeJeune Nobles
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-12
  • ISBN : 9780807161913
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In John Kennedy Toole's iconic novel, Ignatius J. Reilly is never short of opinions about food or far away from his next bite. Whether issuing gibes such as "canned food is a perversion," or taking a break from his literary ambitions with "an occasional cheese dip," this lover of Lucky Dogs, café au lait, and wine cakes navigates 1960s New Orleans focused on gastronomical pursuits. For the novel's millions of fans, Cynthia LeJeune Nobles's "A Confederacy of Dunces" Cookbook offers

Butterfly in the Typewriter

Butterfly in the Typewriter
  • Author : Cory MacLauchlin
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-27
  • ISBN : 9780306821042
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"The saga of John Kennedy Toole is one of the greatest stories of American literary history. After writing A Confederacy of Dunces, Toole corresponded with Robert Gottlieb of Simon & Schuster for two years. Exhausted from Gottlieb's suggested revisions, Toole declared the publication of the manuscript hopeless and stored it in a box. Years later he suffered a mental breakdown, took a two-month journey across the United States, and finally committed suicide on an inconspicuous road outside of Biloxi. Following the

The Neon Bible

The Neon Bible
  • Author : John Kennedy Toole
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780802197320
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“A moving evocation of the small-town South in the mid-twentieth century” that “belongs on the shelf with the works of Flannery O’Connor, Carson McCullers, and Eudora Welty” (Orlando Sentinel). John Kennedy Toole—who won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling comic masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces—wrote The Neon Bible for a literary contest at the age of sixteen. The manuscript languished in a drawer and became the subject of a legal battle among Toole’s heirs. It

Theology and Geometry

Theology and Geometry
  • Author : Leslie Marsh
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2020-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781498585484
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This collection, the first of its kind, brings together specially commissioned academic essays to mark fifty years since the death of John Kennedy Toole.

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces
  • Author : John Kennedy Toole
  • Publisher : Evergreen Book
  • Release Date : 1980
  • ISBN : 0802130208
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An obese New Orleans misanthrope who constantly rebukes society, Ignatius Reilly gets a job at his mother's urging but ends up leading a workers' revolt, in a twentieth anniversary edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Reprint.

I, John Kennedy Toole

I, John Kennedy Toole
  • Author : Kent Carroll,Jodee Blanco
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • ISBN : 9781643132785
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A rich new novel that explores the true story of A Confederacy Of Dunces and the remarkable life of its author, John Kennedy Toole. I, John Kennedy Toole is the novelized story of the funny, tragic, riveting narrative behind the making of an American masterpiece. The book traces Toole’s life in New Orleans through his adolescence, his stay at Columbia University in New York, his attempts to escape the burden of his demanding mother and his weak father, his

Ken and Thelma

Ken and Thelma
  • Author : Fletcher, Joel
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005-03-31
  • ISBN : 1455606987
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"Ken has a real gift for mimicry and a refined sense of the absurd . . . the English faculty . . .both fear and court Ken because of his biting comic talent." --from Joel L. Fletcher's journal John Kennedy Toole's first published novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, which Walker Percy called a"gargantuan tumultuous human tragi-comedy," became a publishing phenomenon, with almost two million copies in print worldwide in eighteen languages. The book's outrageous protagonist, Ignatius Reilly, is an icon of contemporary American fiction.

A Cornucopia of Dunderheads

A Cornucopia of Dunderheads
  • Author : John Kennedy Toole
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • ISBN : 0692572376
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WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED TO IGNATIUS J. REILLY? In this parody of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES by John Kennedy Toole, John Kennedy Toole Jr. plunges Ignatius J. Reilly into a New York City winter wonderland, where our Falstaffian hero inadvertently becomes vice president of the Charlie Chan Chinese Fortune Cookie Company, and where he finds a recently unearthed slip of paper that contains an occult secret for overthrowing the governments of the world (in a most unusual way, of course).

The Scandal of Holiness

The Scandal of Holiness
  • Author : Jessica Hooten Wilson
  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Release Date : 2022-03-29
  • ISBN : 9781493435340
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How do we become better people? Initiatives such as New Year's resolutions, vision boards, thirty-day plans, and self-help books often fail to compel us to live differently. We settle for small goals--frugal spending, less yelling at the kids, more time at the gym--but we are called to something far greater. We are created to be holy. Award-winning author Jessica Hooten Wilson explains that learning to hear the call of holiness requires cultivating a new imagination--one rooted in the act of

A Confederacy of Dumptys

A Confederacy of Dumptys
  • Author : John Lithgow
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • ISBN : 9781797209517
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The next book in John Lithgow's New York Times bestselling series Following the success of New York Times bestsellers Dumpty and Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown, award-winning actor, author, and illustrator John Lithgow presents the third book in his runaway hit series. A Confederacy of Dumptys takes us through a history of twenty-five "American Scoundrels" in this all-new collection of Lithgow's satirical poems and illustrations. While the Trump Era was rife with corruption and abuse of power, it was nothing

The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary
  • Author : Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-10-17
  • ISBN : 9781408814673
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The sultry classic of a journalist's sordid life in Puerto Rico, now a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp

A Conspiracy of Dunces

A Conspiracy of Dunces
  • Author : Bill Shaw
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2012-08-27
  • ISBN : 1477248331
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A Conspiracy of Dunces, the third in Shaw's Pistol Thicket trilogy, is a rollicking send-up of John Kennedy Toole's 1980 Pullitzer Prize winning A Confederacy of Dunces. Ignatius P. Reilly, a product of Ignatius J's New Orleans neighborhood, is a 270 pound college star whose NFL destiny is sidetracked by a football injury. Not to be diminished, I.P. is sped upon a godly mission by his church, Trinity Baptist of Pistol Thicket, La., to install an evangelical president in the White

The Roxy Letters

The Roxy Letters
  • Author : Mary Pauline Lowry
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • ISBN : 9781982121440
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Meet Roxy. For fans of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Bridget Jones’s Diary comes “just the kind of comic novel we need right now” (The Washington Post) about an Austin artist trying to figure out her life one letter to her ex-boyfriend at a time. Bridget Jones penned a diary; Roxy writes letters. Specifically: she writes letters to her hapless, rent-avoidant ex-boyfriend—and current roommate—Everett. This charming and funny twenty-something is under-employed (and under-romanced), and she’s