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A Confederacy of Dunces (2015)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-11-07

Duration: 00:05:24

Subjects: Toole, John Kennedy, 1937-1969 | Fiction | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Press | Arts | Cookbooks | Authors


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Callaway, MaryKatherine Interviewee
  • Nobles, Cynthia LeJeune Interviewee


This segment from the November 7, 2015, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Donna LaFleur’s report on the 35th anniversary of the publication of “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole of New Orleans. LaFleur interviews MaryKatherine Callaway, the director of the LSU Press, who discusses the surprising national and worldwide success of the novel and the redesign of the cover for the 35th anniversary edition of the book. She also interviews Cynthia LeJeune Nobles, the author of “A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook: Recipes from Ignatius J. Reilly’s New Orleans.” Host: James Fox-Smith