One Book One Festival’s discussion of A Confederacy of Dunces will pay equal attention to the artistry of the narrative and the brilliance of the sociological representations. Attention will also be given to the long comic novel form as well as to the effectiveness of individual moments of comedy.
Additional programming related to A Confederacy of Dunces will be featured at the festival: a discussion lead by author Cory McLauchlin about his Toole biography, Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces and a screening of a documentary, JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE: the omega point, presented by producer Joe Sanford.
The Big Read event featuring The Things They Carried is presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. The festival panel discussion will be moderated by Harry Laver of Southeastern Louisiana University and will include panelists Charles Elliott of Southeastern Louisiana University and Mary McCay of Loyola University.
O’Brien’s critically acclaimed The Things They Carried is a series of related stories about a combat platoon in Vietnam that weave the power of fiction and the honesty of personal account into a seamless expression of war as experience.
For more information on One Book One Festival, The Big Read and the Louisiana Book Festival visit, www.LouisianaBookFestival.org or the Louisiana Book Festival Facebook page.
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