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
- Best Sellers Rank: #445,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dimensions : 5.4 x 1.2 x 8.2 inches