September Book Discussion

Kilbourn Public Library

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole is an American comic masterpiece. Ignatius J. Reilly is a flautulent frustrated scholar deeply learned in Medieval philosophy and American junk food, a brainy mammoth misfit imprisoned in a trashy world of Greyhound Buses and Doris Day movies. Set in New Orleans, the novel bursts into life on Canal Street under the clock at D.H. Holmes department store. A Confederacy of Dunces is nothing short of a publishing phenomenon. Turned down by countless publishers and submitted by the author's mother years after his suicide, the book won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Today, there are over 1,500,000 copies in print worldwide in eighteen languages. We will be discussing the book on Wednesday, September 25 at 1:30pm and Monday, September 30 at 6:30pm. If you are unable to join us in person visit our book club blog at and post your comments there. Join us for lively discussion and treats!