John Kennedy Toole

John Kennedy Toole

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Kennedy Toole (December 17, 1937 - March 26, 1969) was an American novelist from New Orleans, Louisiana, best-known for his posthumously published novel A Confederacy of Dunces. He also wrote The Neon Bible. Although several people in the literary world felt his writing skills were praiseworthy, Toole's novels were rejected during his lifetime. After suffering from paranoia and depression due in part to these failures, he committed suicide at the age of 31. Toole was born to a middle class family in New Orleans. From a young age, his mother taught him an appreciation of culture. She was thoroughly involved in his affairs for most of his life, and at times they had a difficult relationship. With his mother's encouragement, Toole became a stage performer at the age of 10 doing comic impressions and acting. At 16 he wrote his first novel, The Neon Bible, which he later dismissed as "adolescent."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134971014
  • 9786134971010