The Neon Bible

Paperback | January 12, 1994

byToole, John Kennedy

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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.

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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 ...

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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 wa...

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 Coll...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.48 inPublished:January 12, 1994Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802132073

ISBN - 13:9780802132079

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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