A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces

Book - 1980
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"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."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1980.
ISBN: 9780807126066
Call Number: TOOLE
Characteristics: ix, 394 p. ; 21 cm
Subjects: Humorous fiction
Southern writing
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction.
Young men -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Pulitzer Prizes.


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Who in the world could play the lead, Ignatius Reilly? In the past, all the funny "overweight" actors have tried to get a film made - John Belushi, John Candy. As late as 2010, Will Ferrell and Jack Black tried. I think an unknown might be best - someone with no previous image baggage.

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