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

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

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A confederacy of dunces
Title
A confederacy of dunces
Statement of responsibility
John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
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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
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
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Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1981.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1981.
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059470
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1937-1969
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Toole, John Kennedy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.O54
LC item number
C66 1995eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1916-1990
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Mothers and sons
  • Young men
  • Electronic books
  • New Orleans (La.)
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adult
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A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
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http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=66D6BD4B-8576-4F92-8263-1E72C9AE85DF
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 462 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780802197627
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Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
66D6BD4B-8576-4F92-8263-1E72C9AE85DF
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  • (OCoLC)881682909
  • (OCoLC)ocn881682909
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=66D6BD4B-8576-4F92-8263-1E72C9AE85DF
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 462 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802197627
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
66D6BD4B-8576-4F92-8263-1E72C9AE85DF
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881682909
  • (OCoLC)ocn881682909
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