Intimate portrait of the Pulitzer Prize winner. John Kennedy Tooleï¿½s first novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, which Walker Percy called a ï¿½gargantuan tumultuous human tragi-comedy,ï¿½ became a publishing phenomenon, with almost two million copies in print worldwide in eighteen languages. The bookï¿½s outrageous protagonist, Ignatius Reilly, is an icon of contemporary American fiction. Now Ken and Thelma sheds new light on the tragic life story of the author, known as ï¿½Kenï¿½ to his friends. Drawing on his own journals and personal letters, Joel L. Fletcher re-creates his friendship with Ken in the early 1960s and his long association with Kenï¿½s indomitable mother, Thelma Ducoing Toole, both before and after the bookï¿½s publication. Includes personal photographs, many never before published.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
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|File size:||6 MB|