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A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

1980 - Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London - First Edition, First Printing
I mingle with my peers or no one, and since I have no peers, I mingle with no one.’

‘A masterwork... the novel astonishes with its inventiveness... it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue.’ –
NY Times

Ignatius J. Reilly is unforgettable.

A fine copy in clean sharp and bright dust jacket, designed by Ed Lindlof, that even Ignatius would have approved of, one of only 2,500 copies printed, and unlike this example they are usually found with creases, tears or restoration.

Toole committed suicide at 31, apparently after having failed to interest countless publishers in this magnificent masterpiece. The foreword is by Walker Percy, who recognised it’s brilliance and assisted in getting it published, after being forced into reading the enormous, smeared, carbon copy of the manuscript by Toole’s mother who found it in his bedroom. 11 years after the author’s death it was published, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Employers sense in me a denial of their values... They fear me. I suspect that they can see that I am forced to function in a century I loathe. This was true even when I worked for the New Orleans Public Library.’ 
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