Ignaz oder die Verschw rung der Idioten

Author: John Kennedy Toole
Publisher:
ISBN: 3423209062
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Mothers and sons

Ignaz J. Reilly - ein 'Wirrkopf von Gottes Gnaden, ein fetter Don Quijote, ein perverser Thomas von Aquin' und in der Tat einer der originellsten Helden, den die amerikanische Literatur je hervorgebracht hat. Eines Tages nun wird dieser sich bisher stoisch jeder produktiven Betätigung verweigernde Fleischberg von seiner Mutter gezwungen, sich nach einem Job umsehen. Reillys berufliche Odyssee führt ihn von einer heruntergekommenen Hosenfabrik - in der er das Problem der Ablage mit Hilfe des Papierkorbs löst und eine Revolte unter den schwarzen Arbeitern anzettelt - ins French Quarter von New Orleans, wo ihm ein fahrbare Wurststand anvertraut wird. Aber auch dieser Beruf bietet keine Zukunft, denn als Hot-Dog-Verkäufer ist er sein bester Kunde. Ignaz trägt sich indes bald mit neuen Plänen - Er wird eine Partei gründen, eine Partei der Sodomiten.

A Confederacy of Dunces

Author: John Kennedy Toole
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802197620
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Fiction

A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures" (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).

Die Verschw rung der Idioten

Author: John K Toole
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608102147
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Fiction

Die braven Bürger von New Orleans scheinen nicht besonders viel von Ignatius und seinen Ausrastern zu halten. Der aber ignoriert sie einfach, wenn er seinen massigen Körper zu den Fleischtöpfen der Stadt bewegt. Er führt immerhin einen edlen Kreuzzug gegen das Laster, die Modernität und die Unwissenheit. Doch seine Mutter hält eine hässliche Überraschung für ihn bereit: Nach einem Blechschaden, den sie verursacht hat, wird er von ihr gezwungen, seine rituellen Zornesausbrüche vor dem Fernseher aufzugeben und sich einen Job zu suchen, statt mit Leserbriefen die Welt zu verbessern. Unerschrocken nutzt er die neue Stelle, um seine Mission fortzuführen – und hat dafür jetzt auch noch ein Piratenkostüm und einen Imbissstand zur Hand ... Definitiv einer der originellsten Helden, den die amerikanische Literatur im letzten Jahrhundert hervorgebracht hat.

Ken and Thelma

Author: Fletcher, Joel
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 1455606987
Release Date: 2005-03-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Ken has a real gift for mimicry and a refined sense of the absurd . . . the English faculty . . .both fear and court Ken because of his biting comic talent." --from Joel L. Fletcher's journal John Kennedy Toole's first published novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, which Walker Percy called a"gargantuan tumultuous human tragi-comedy," became a publishing phenomenon, with almost two million copies in print worldwide in eighteen languages. The book's 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 'Ken' to his friends. Drawing on his own journals and personal letters, Joel L. Fletcher recreates his friendship with Ken in the early 1960s and his long association with Ken's indomitable mother, Thelma Ducoing Toole, after the book's publication. Ken and Thelma features personal photographs, many never before published.

A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook

Author: Cynthia LeJeune Nobles
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807161913
Release Date: 2015-10-12
Genre: Cooking

In John Kennedy Toole's iconic novel, Ignatius J. Reilly is never short of opinions about food or far away from his next bite. Whether issuing gibes such as "canned food is a perversion," or taking a break from his literary ambitions with "an occasional cheese dip," this lover of Lucky Dogs, caf au lait, and wine cakes navigates 1960s New Orleans focused on gastronomical pursuits. For the novel's millions of fans, Cynthia LeJeune Nobles's "A Confederacy of Dunces" Cookbook offers recipes inspired by the delightfully commonplace and always delicious fare of Ignatius and his cohorts. Through an informative narrative and almost 200 recipes, Nobles explores the intersection of food, history, and culture found in the Pulitzer Prize--winning novel, opening up a new avenue into New Orleans's rich culinary traditions. Dishes inspired by Ignatius's favorites -- macaroons and "toothsome" steak -- as well as recipes based on supporting characters -- Officer Mancuso's Pork and Beans and Dr. Talc's Bloody Marys -- complement a wealth of fascinating detail about the epicurean side of the novel's memorable settings. A guide to the D. H. Holmes Department Store's legendary Chicken Salad, the likely offerings of the fictitious German's Bakery, and an in-depth interview with the general manager of Lucky Dogs round out this delightful cookbook. A lighthearted yet impeccably researched look at the food of the 1960s, "A Confederacy of Dunces" Cookbook reaffirms the singularity and timelessness of both New Orleans cuisine and Toole's comic tour de force.

A Cornucopia of Dunderheads

Author: John Kennedy Toole
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692572376
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre:

WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED TO IGNATIUS J. REILLY? In this parody of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES by John Kennedy Toole, John Kennedy Toole Jr. plunges Ignatius J. Reilly into a New York City winter wonderland, where our Falstaffian hero inadvertently becomes vice president of the Charlie Chan Chinese Fortune Cookie Company, and where he finds a recently unearthed slip of paper that contains an occult secret for overthrowing the governments of the world (in a most unusual way, of course). Ignatius's parodic adventures would not be complete without his nemesis-friend, Myrna Minkoff. Add to the mix her parents, Mr. Minkoff and Mrs. Minkoff, two inept government agents (is there a redundancy here?), Ignatius's mother, his mother's fiance, a virago or two, John Kennedy Toole, Ed Sullivan, and Myrna's concupiscent grandmother, Grandmother Horowitz, and you have the ingredients for a parody unlike any other ever written. With a foreword by Franz-Heinrich Katecki."

Werkausgabe Das Treffen in Telgte

Author: Günter Grass
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105019406912
Release Date: 1997
Genre: German drama

Im letzten Jahr des 30jährigen Krieges, 1647, treffen sich in dem kleinen Wallfahrtsort Telgte über zwanzig Dichter, Kritiker und Verleger deutscher Sprache.