A Confederacy of Dunces Paperback
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged as well.
Ignatius ignores them as he heaves 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 ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/03/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141182865
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Review by ben_a
Upon finishing this book, I immediately began to read it again.
Review by blackbelt.librarian
One of the best books I've read in a long time...
Review by mariejelis
This book is laugh-out-loud funny but very clever at the same time. The main character is a complete social mess yet he sounds like a talking Oxford dictionnary!
Review by Jim53
There are already plenty of reviews of this book posted. I'll simply add that it's one of my all-time favorites. Toole did a marvelous job of depicting the city of New Orleans and of creating finely drawn secondary characters, of whom my favorite is Burma Jones. But his great accomplishment is Ignatius himself, one of the great characters in recent literature.
Review by littlegeek
Fabulous and funny. Amazing characters. And sad, once you know about the author's suicide.The only thing that bothers me about it is the misogyny. Every major male character has some unappealing woman who is holding him down. (Ignatius has his mom, Mr. Levy his wife, Jones his boss.) I want to give him a pass on this because it was written before the women's movement got going, but it was rather glaring. I do like how Ignatius is rescued by Myrna in the end. I just kept thinking about Toole's mom spending years & years trying to get her son's book published after his death, despite how badly mothers come off in it. Mrs. Toole deserves our undying gratitude and respect.
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