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A Confederacy of Dunces

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1981 PEN/Faulkner Award (nominee)
1981 Pulitzer Prize

A monument to sloth, rant and contempt, and suspicious of anything modern - this is Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, crusader against dunces. In revolt against the 20th century, Ignatius propels his bulk among the flesh-pots of a fallen city, documenting life on his Big Chief tablets as he goes, until his mother decrees that Ignatius must work.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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"A fine funny novel. This is the kind of book one wants to keep quoting from." - Anthony Burgess

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