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The Neon Bible

by John Kennedy Toole

Grove/Atlantic | January 12, 1994 | Trade Paperback

The Neon Bible is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.48 in

Published: January 12, 1994

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0802132073

ISBN - 13: 9780802132079

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Neon Bible Unquestionably the finest novel by a sixteen-year-old that you will ever read. It's a remarkably well-detailed and emotional evocation of small-town life in the American South in the late 1940s. Later to be followed by the scathingly-satirical and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces, Toole's first novel contains echoes of such other great Southern writers as Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner. Simply, yet powerfully told, this novel will both surprise and amaze you. It will probably even make you a little bit envious of its young author's talents.
Date published: 1999-06-19

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The Neon Bible

by John Kennedy Toole

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.48 in

Published: January 12, 1994

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

Language: English

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.

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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