A Confederacy of Dunces
by Toole, John Kennedy
Laguna Hills, California
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About This Item
A Confederacy of Dunces is a picaresque novel written by John Kennedy Toole, published in 1980, 11 years after the author's suicide. The book was published through the efforts of writer Walker Percy (who also contributed a revealing foreword) and Toole's mother Thelma Toole, quickly becoming a cult classic, and later a mainstream success. Toole posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1981. It is an important part of the 'modern canon' of Southern literature.
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One of the most built up novels of all time - while it didn't fall flat on its face by any means, the build up ruins it. Extremely funny at times, but impossibly uneven. If no one has ever told you it's the best book ever, give it a try.
- Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (US)
- Bookseller’s Inventory #
- A Confederacy of Dunces
- Toole, John Kennedy
- Book condition
- Used - Fine
- Jacket condition
- Quantity available
- 1st Edition
- LSU Press, Baton Rouge
- Date Published
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