#1 – A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole, 1980)
A Confederacy of Dunces is a novel of prose fiction that illustrates the experience of unprincipled hero/heroine of social class who lives by his or her satire in a corrupt culture, by American Author John Kennedy Toole. With part of satire and comedy picaresque novel follow realistic style. In 1980, after eleven years of John Kennedy Toole suicide novel accomplished to publication with the efforts of his mother and writer Walker Percy. The book turned out to be a first cult classic and then a standard achievement. In 1981, it earned Toole a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and is presently viewed as an accepted work of literature of the Southern United States. Its main character is an educated but lethargic 30-year-old man Ignatius J. Reilly living with his mom in the Uptown neighborhood of mid 1960s New Orleans who, in his journey for employment, has different unusual experiences with beautiful French Quarter characters.