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Ignatius Rising: The Life of John Kennedy Toole

Nevils, Rene Pol; Hardy, Deborah George

ISBN 10: 0807126802 / ISBN 13: 9780807126806
Published by Louisiana State University Press, 2001
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Ignatius Rising: The Life of John Kennedy ...

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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The phenomenal success of John Kennedy Toole's comic masterpiece, A Confederacy of Dunces, is now legendary, a story that has long beckoned a deeper exploration into the life, imagination, and demise of the writer responsible for one of American literature's most memorable characters -- Ignatius J. Reilly. In Ignatius Rising, René Pol Nevils and Deborah George Hardy present the first biography of Toole, drawing upon scores of interviews with contemporaries of the writer and acquaintances of his influencing mother, Thelma, as well as unpublished letters, documents, and photographs. Frank yet sympathetic, Ignatius Rising deftly describes a life that is dark, tragic, bizarre, and amazing -- but luminous with the gift of laughter, a life not unlike those of Toole's beloved characters, now loved the world over.

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René Pol Nevils lives in Baton Rouge with her husband, Rick.

Deborah George Hardy is a member of the Paris Poetry Workshops and founding director of Littlestarfriends.com. She lives in Pasadena, California.

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