A Confederacy of Dunces (Paperback)

A Confederacy of Dunces (Paperback)

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Famous not only for its story, characters and prose but for its legendary status as a book that was unsuccessfully targeted for adaptation by numerous filmmakers over the decades (including Terrence Malick and Steven Soderbergh); it was, however, adapted into a 2016 play starring Nick Offerman, and coproduced by Soderbergh and his sex, lies and videotape coproducer John Hardy.

“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 of high and low comic adventures" (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00QOT38AA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ GrovePress (January 31, 1994)
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds


Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.4 x 1.2 x 8.2 inches