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Ignatius J Reilly Statue

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Claudette C wrote a review 12 Apr
Washington1,489 contributions150 helpful votes
I saw this statue as we got off the bus before checking into the Hyatt. After we checked in I went back and looked closer at it. Given the history it is fitting that the statue is in front of an abandoned building.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Michael S wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada287 contributions100 helpful votes
There is so little justice in the world - it delighted me to see this statue of Ignatius J Reilly on Canal Street in New Orleans. The history of Ignatius J Reilly, as related in the pulitzer-prize winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces , by American novelist John Kennedy Toole which reached publication in 1980, eleven years after Toole's suicide. Its central character, Ignatius J. Reilly, is an educated but slothful 30-year-old man living with his mother in the Uptown neighborhood of early-1960s New Orleans who, in his quest for employment, has various adventures with colorful French Quarter characters.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Peter F wrote a review Oct 2019
Staten Island, New York1,577 contributions402 helpful votes
We were walking up Canal Street when I spotted a statue. I realized it was the literary character, Ignatius J Reilly who is my wife’s favorite character. We took some photos and laughed. It made me want to read The Confederacy of Dunces again.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Mrblue1978 wrote a review Sep 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom174 contributions126 helpful votes
Yep , I got a pictue of cousre its almost impossible not to. He's just stood there not far from Bourbon St, you cant miss him.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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ANewOrleanian wrote a review Oct 2018
Belle Chasse, Louisiana27 contributions7 helpful votes
It's Ignatius! I see this statue often and I always stop and smile. I deeply love this character and his place in New Orleans history. If you are a fan of "A Confederacy of Dunces", it is worth a stop. The statue is easy to find and on the way to most all touristy place in NOLA.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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