Gratis verzending vanaf 20 euro, gratis retourneren, bezorging waar en wanneer je wilt met   artikelen*
  • Engelstalig
  • 416 pagina's
  • New edition
  • 9780140282689
  • februari 1999
Alle productspecificaties

Samenvatting

John Kennedy Toole's hilarious satire, A Confederacy of Dunces is a Don Quixote for the modern age, and this Penguin Modern Classics edition includes a foreword by Walker Percy.Never published during his lifetime, John Kennedy Toole's masterful comic novel takes its title, as well asfrom Jonathan Swift A monument to sloth, rant and contempt, a behemoth of fat, flatulence and furious suspicion of anything modern - this is Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, noble crusader against a world of dunces. The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged. Ignatius ignores them, heaving his vast bulk through the city's fleshpots in a noble crusade against vice, modernity and ignorance. But his momma has a nasty surprise in store for him: Ignatius must get a job. Undaunted, he uses his new-found employment to further his mission - and now he has a pirate costume and a hot-dog cart to do it with...John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969) was born in New Orleans. He received a master's degree in English from Columbia University and taught at Hunter College and at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He wrote A Confederacy of Dunces in the early sixties and tried unsuccessfully to get the novel published; depressed, at least in part by his failure to place the book, he committed suicide in 1969. It was only through the tenacity of his mother that her son's book was eventually published and found the audience it deserved, winning the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His long-suppressed novel The Neon Bible, written when he was only sixteen, was eventually published as well.If you enjoyed A Confederacy of Dunces, you might like Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.'A pungent work of slapstick, satire and intellectual incongruities ... it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue'The New York Times

Recensie(s)

Pulitzer Prize Winner A masterwork . . . the novel astonishes with its inventiveness . . . it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue. The New York Times Book Review A corker, an epic comedy, a rumbling, roaring avalanche of a book. The Washington Post An astonishingly good novel, radiant with intelligence and artful high comedy. Newsweek One of the funniest books ever written . . . it will make you laugh out loud till your belly aches and your eyes water. The New Republic The episodes explode one after the other like fireworks on a stormy night. No doubt about it, this book is destined to become a classic. The Baltimore Sun The dialogue is superbly mad. You simply sweep along, unbelievably entranced. The Boston Globe An astonishingly original and assured comic spree. New York Magazine As hilarious as it indisputably is, A Confederacy of Dunces is a serious and important work. Los Angeles Herald Examiner If a book's price is measured against the laughs it provokes, A Confederacy of Dunces is the bargain of the year. Time A brilliant and evocative novel. San Francisco Chronicle I found myself laughing out loud again and again as I read this ribald book. Christian Science Monitor Crazy magnificent once-in-a-blue-moon first novel. . . . There is a touch of genius about Toole and what he has created. Publishers Weekly A masterpiece of character comedy . . . brilliant, relentless, delicious, perhaps even classic. Kirkus Reviews Astonishing, extravagant, lunatic, satiric, and peculiar, but it is above all genuine, skillful, and unsentimentally comic. Booklist Ignatius J. Reilly is Bette Midler s favorite hero of fiction (Vanity Fair, August 2008)

Reviews A Confederacy Of Dunces

Schrijf een review
  • Een ode aan absurditeit!
    • Grappig

    Geschreven bij A Confederacy of Dunces

    Prachtig boek. Een ode aan absurditeit. Zeker een aanrader voor alle grote fans van Herman Brusselmans. Laatstgenoemde was een grote fan van JK Toole en heeft veel van hem geleerd.

    Vond je dit een nuttige review?
    0 0 Ongepaste review?
  • Oblomov in New Orleans
    • Grappig
    • Saai
    • Geen diepgang

    Geschreven bij A Confederacy of Dunces

    Een kruising tussen Catcher in de rye en Oblomov waarin de dikke welbespraakte hoofdpersoon door zijn kinderlijke en onaangepaste wereldbeeld van de ene in de andere onmogelijke situatie beland. De verhaallijnen van de overige personages zijn oninteressant en saai waardoor het tempo regelmatig uit het hoofdverhaal wordt gehaald.

    Vond je dit een nuttige review?
    0 0 Ongepaste review?

Productspecificaties

Auteur
John Kennedy Toole W. Percy
Overige betrokkenen
Barrett Whitener
Taal
Engels
Afmetingen
26x181x111 mm
Gewicht
230,00 gram
Geschikt voor
12 jaar en ouder
Verschijningsdatum
februari 1999
ISBN10
0140282688
ISBN13
9780140282689

Je vindt dit boek in

Categorieën
Uitvoering
Boek
Onderwerp
Satire & Parodieën
Verschijningsjaar
Jaren '90
Verschijningsvorm
Paperback
17, 95
+ € 1,99 servicekosten
Alleen tweedehands
Goed
1 - 8 dagen Tooltip
9.1
Verkoop door BOEKENZUIL
  • Bestellen en betalen via bol.com
  • 14 dagen bedenktijd
  • Tweedehands artikelen retourneren is vaak niet gratis

Vaak samen gekocht

Vragen en antwoorden

Over dit artikel zijn nog geen vragen gesteld.