Toole, John Kennedy, 1937-1969.
American teacher and author born in New Orleans, Louisiana who died in obscurity by his own
hand, becoming posthumously famous on the belated publication of his principle work.
A Confederacy of Dunces. 1980.
A comic account of the misadventures of the obese Ignatius J. Reilly, still residing with
his mother at thirty, his relationship by correspondence with former college classmate
Myrna Minkoff, and his mutually abusive relationship with the world around him. Noted for its
vivid portrayal of the main character's (and the author's) home town of New Orleans. Winner of
the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1981.
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