Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 176 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.48 in
Published: January 12, 1994
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0802132073
ISBN - 13: 9780802132079
From the Publisher
John Kennedy Toole-who won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling comic masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces -wrote The Neon Bible for a literary contest at the age of sixteen. The manuscript languished in a drawer and became the subject of a legal battle among Toole''s heirs. It was only in 1989, thirty-five years after it was written and twenty years after Toole''s suicide at thirty-one, that this amazingly accomplished and evocative novel was freed for publication.
About the Author
John Kennedy Toole was born in New Orleans in 1937 and graduated from Tulane University. He earned a master's degree from Columbia University. While in high school, he wrote a humor column and a novel, The Neon Bible. He later taught at Hunter College in Manhattan, the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and St. Mary's Dominican College. His novel, Confederacy of Dunces, winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, was published years after he killed himself following its initial rejection by publishers.
From Our Editors
The first novel by the Pulizer Prize-winning author of A Confederacy Of Dunces. David is a young boy growing up in a small Southern town in the 1940s. From his porch, David can see the whole valley, including the neon Bible that lights up the sky, emblem of the God-fearing folk who snub his family because Poppa can't afford the church dues