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A confederacy of dunces

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When Marie decides to leave Bruce, she delivers herself of a torrent of ferocious humor and foul-mouthed vituperation concerning him and their marriage, not to mention love, hate, caring, commitment, and all the other current clichés about relationships. As he follows Marie and Bruce through breakfast, a friend’s party, and dinner, Wallace Shawn brilliantly orchestrates her savage attacks and his slyly passive defenses into a symphony of subversive propositions about the nature of the marital state.
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auth_author2 Percy, Walker, 1916-1990., Whitener, Barrett, 1960-
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subject_facet Mothers and sons -- Fiction, New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction
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title A confederacy of dunces
title_display A confederacy of dunces
title_full A Confederacy of Dunces, A confederacy of dunces / John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy, A confederacy of dunces [electronic resource] / John Kennedy Toole
title_short A confederacy of dunces
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topic Classic Literature, Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Literature
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