A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces
Author : John Kennedy Toole
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2019-06-13
ISBN 10 : 9780141991436
ISBN 13 : 0141991437
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Confederacy of Dunces Book Description:

'My favourite book of all time... it stays with you long after you have read it - for your whole life, in fact' Billy Connolly A monument to sloth, rant and contempt, a behemoth of fat, flatulence and furious suspicion of anything modern - this is Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, noble crusader against a world of dunces. The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged. Ignatius ignores them, heaving 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... Never published during his lifetime, John Kennedy Toole's hilarious satire, A Confederacy of Dunces is a Don Quixote for the modern age, and this Penguin Modern Classics edition includes a foreword by Walker Percy. 'A pungent work of slapstick, satire and intellectual incongruities ... it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue' The New York Times

Theology and Geometry

Theology and Geometry
Author : Leslie Marsh
Publisher : Lexington Books
Total Pages : 202
Release : 2020-02-15
ISBN 10 : 9781498585484
ISBN 13 : 1498585485
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theology and Geometry Book Description:

This collection, the first of its kind, brings together specially commissioned academic essays to mark fifty years since the death of John Kennedy Toole.

Ken and Thelma

Ken and Thelma
Author : Fletcher, Joel
Publisher : Pelican Publishing
Total Pages : 216
Release : 2005-03-31
ISBN 10 : 1455606987
ISBN 13 : 9781455606986
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ken and Thelma Book Description:

"Ken has a real gift for mimicry and a refined sense of the absurd . . . the English faculty . . .both fear and court Ken because of his biting comic talent." --from Joel L. Fletcher's journal John Kennedy Toole's first published novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, which Walker Percy called a"gargantuan tumultuous human tragi-comedy," became a publishing phenomenon, with almost two million copies in print worldwide in eighteen languages. The book's outrageous protagonist, Ignatius Reilly, is an icon of contemporary American fiction. Now Ken and Thelma sheds new light on the tragic life story of the author, known as 'Ken' to his friends. Drawing on his own journals and personal letters, Joel L. Fletcher recreates his friendship with Ken in the early 1960s and his long association with Ken's indomitable mother, Thelma Ducoing Toole, after the book's publication. Ken and Thelma features personal photographs, many never before published.

A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook

A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook
Author : Cynthia LeJeune Nobles
Publisher : LSU Press
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2015-10-12
ISBN 10 : 9780807161913
ISBN 13 : 0807161918
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook Book Description:

In John Kennedy Toole's iconic novel, Ignatius J. Reilly is never short of opinions about food or far away from his next bite. Whether issuing gibes such as "canned food is a perversion," or taking a break from his literary ambitions with "an occasional cheese dip," this lover of Lucky Dogs, café au lait, and wine cakes navigates 1960s New Orleans focused on gastronomical pursuits. For the novel's millions of fans, Cynthia LeJeune Nobles's "A Confederacy of Dunces" Cookbook offers recipes inspired by the delightfully commonplace and always delicious fare of Ignatius and his cohorts. Through an informative narrative and almost 200 recipes, Nobles explores the intersection of food, history, and culture found in the Pulitzer Prize--winning novel, opening up a new avenue into New Orleans's rich culinary traditions. Dishes inspired by Ignatius's favorites -- macaroons and "toothsome" steak -- as well as recipes based on supporting characters -- Officer Mancuso's Pork and Beans and Dr. Talc's Bloody Marys -- complement a wealth of fascinating detail about the epicurean side of the novel's memorable settings. A guide to the D. H. Holmes Department Store's legendary Chicken Salad, the likely offerings of the fictitious German's Bakery, and an in-depth interview with the general manager of Lucky Dogs round out this delightful cookbook. A lighthearted yet impeccably researched look at the food of the 1960s, "A Confederacy of Dunces" Cookbook reaffirms the singularity and timelessness of both New Orleans cuisine and Toole's comic tour de force.

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces
Author : Steven Soderbergh
Publisher :
Total Pages : 234
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : OCLC:59758516
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Confederacy of Dunces Book Description:

Ignatius Rising

Ignatius Rising
Author : René Pol Nevils
Publisher : LSU Press
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2005-04-01
ISBN 10 : 0807130591
ISBN 13 : 9780807130599
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ignatius Rising Book Description:

The phenomenal success of John Kennedy Toole's comic masterpiece, A Confederacy of Dunces, is now legendary, a story that has long beckoned a deeper exploration into the life, imagination, and demise of the writer responsible for one of American literature's most memorable characters -- Ignatius J. Reilly. In Ignatius Rising, René Pol Nevils and Deborah George Hardy present the first biography of Toole, drawing upon scores of interviews with contemporaries of the writer and acquaintances of his influencing mother, Thelma, as well as unpublished letters, documents, and photographs. Frank yet sympathetic, Ignatius Rising deftly describes a life that is dark, tragic, bizarre, and amazing -- but luminous with the gift of laughter, a life not unlike those of Toole's beloved characters, now loved the world over.

Devil Born Without Horns

Devil Born Without Horns
Author : Michael A. Lucas
Publisher : Re-Search Publications
Total Pages : 285
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 0977895211
ISBN 13 : 9780977895212
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devil Born Without Horns Book Description:

Finding his creative employment options limited after graduating with a degree in film theory, erudite James Pichaske takes a job as a furniture store delivery person and discovers that his employers are involved in a disillusioning underworld of crime and drugs. Original.