Title Profile & Character Information

A Confederacy of Dunces

Annotation
Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, --selfish, domineering, deluded, tragic and larger than life-- is a noble crusader against a world of dunces. He is a modern-day Quixote beset by giants of the modern age. In magnificent revolt against the twentieth century, Ignatius propels his monstrous bulk among the flesh posts of the fallen city, documenting life on his Big Chief tablets as he goes, until his maroon-haired mother decrees that Ignatius must work.

Awards
1981  Pulitzer Prize

Characters
NameReilly, Ignatius
GenderMale

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