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<i>A Confederacy of Dunces</i>

NPR's Melissa Gray reports on the history behind one of literary America's cult classics... A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole. The book follows the exploits of the over-educated Ignatius J. Reilly as he seeks employment and social revolution in his hometown of New Orleans. The book has been in print for 20 years, but fans still know little about its author or his inspiration.

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