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John Kennedy Toole (1937–1969)

Autor(a) de A Confederacy of Dunces

4 Works 22,514 Membros 494 Reviews 93 Favorited

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John Kennedy Toole was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 17, 1937. He received an undergraduate degree in English from Tulane University in 1958 and a master's degree in English literature from Columbia University in 1959. He started to pursue a doctorate at Columbia, but he was drafted mostrar mais into the U.S. Army in 1961 before he was able to finish. He served for two years at Fort Buchanan in Puerto Rico, teaching English to Spanish-speaking recruits. He taught at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Hunter College in Manhattan, and St. Mary's Dominican College. He wrote A Confederacy of Dunces and sent a copy to Simon and Schuster for publication, but it was rejected. His failure to get his novel published and his increasing frustration at living with and supporting his parents brought on a breakdown. He committed suicide on March 26, 1969 at the age of 31. A Confederacy of Dunces was finally published in 1980 and won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The Neon Bible, which he wrote when he was sixteen years old, was published in 1989. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de John Kennedy Toole

A Confederacy of Dunces (1980) 21,334 cópias
The Neon Bible (1989) 1,178 cópias
1988 1 exemplar(es)
Neon Bible 1 exemplar(es)

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A Confederacy of Dunces em Someone explain it to me... (Abril 2021)
1001 Group Read - March, 2013: A Confederacy of Dunces em 1001 Books to read before you die (Março 2013)

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I find myself, despite my 3 stars wishing there was a sequel. I'd really enjoy knowing how Ignatius faired in New York (although it's more probable that Myrna throws him out on some stretch of highway).
 
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soup_house | outras 471 resenhas | Apr 9, 2024 |
an interesting and fun read. I felt the ending too abrupt-but probably only because I wanted more.The characters, with slight exaggerations, were people I knew from my childhood
 
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cspiwak | outras 471 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
Firma Antonio y fecha 21-sept-92
 
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aallegue | outras 471 resenhas | Feb 3, 2024 |
This strikes me as the sort of book one will only like if one has known the characters in person at some point.

Ignatius exists. His mama exists. Mancuso, the Levys, Jones, Santa, Trixie... I've known all of them in some capacity or another. And if you haven't known them, for all their faults, your life is missing something.
 
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sauvignon | outras 471 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |

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Obras
4
Membros
22,514
Popularidade
#943
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
494
ISBNs
169
Idiomas
22
Favorito
93

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