Title Profile & Character Information

A Confederacy of Dunces

Annotation
A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures" (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).

Awards
1981  Pulitzer Prize

Characters
NameReilly, Ignatius
GenderMale

GenreHumor
    --Ribald
Southern fiction
Fiction
TopicsStreet life
Eccentrics
SettingNew Orleans, Louisiana