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Certainly it was no mere accident; indeed it must have been a result of afflatus imparted by the goddess herself Dear Reader, Fortuna evidently was smiling upon my being when I endeavored to undertake the consumption of this philosophical masterpiece. Init won the Pulitzer. I just did a check on my sense of humor and found that it generally goes for sarcasm, irony, and even shtick.

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Sharing them is a risk. She must have inflicted me with some kind of temporary Tourette’s syndrome because I was helpless to squelch the string of profanities that wrenched themselves from my mouth every time she opened hers. If you’ve ever ridden the DC metro at 7: Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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This novel is gold. Being in a position to shamelessly enjoy every irate former employer’s final tongue lashing, to celebrate everyone who peeved Ignatius the way he annoyed the hell kennedg of me Dorian Greene, I think I might actually love youto snicker at every unflattering description of a character who I loathed made me feel less awful about finally reveling in the seemingly downward trajectory of a character whose downfall I wished I could have on my otherwise itchy conscience.


John Kennedy Toole committed suicide innever seeing his novel in print.

One of my old boyfriends recommended it to me, and while I was reading it I told him what an asshole I thought Ignatius J.

Gold rated it it was amazing.

A Confederacy of Dunces

Because the first thing I did after shelling out money on yet another Apple product, aside from blowing more than half of my monthly data allotment on downloading selections from my iTunes library before even leaving the Verizon store, was put the Kindle app on my as-of-yet unnamed phone. That this book is so popular with people in my age bracket and not so popular with people older or younger really makes me wonder if it is part of the problem or a reflection of the boring, whiny apathy of my generation.

Toole,I don’t know what demons haunted you, but when you exhaled this novel you mainlined literary exuberance.

In one of his more benevolent moments, Ignatius says of “Consolations”: Truly, in the words of the great Dorothy Parker, this is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. Seeing as I am, kenned reluctantly, part of the generation that feels unsettlingly naked without one’s phone, my phone goes almost everywhere with me — and now, so does my Kindle’s vast treasury of reading material.

November Read 9 7 Nov 29, When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip. I like to imagine Toole alive and vital. Those readers who cannot abide the book inevitably find Ignatius Reilly the source of frustration.


He has no ambition. A Confederacy of Dunces keeps my faith in books in ways that few other novels can. It is usually at this time that I step off the soapbox. But Gottlieb ultimately told Toole by December the book was about nothing and dropped the project. Like Proust’s madeleine, the wonderful references to NOLA summoned to my mind memories of a happier, pre-Katrina time in one joun my favorite municipalities. See all 18 questions about A Confederacy of Dunces….

La Conjura De Los Necios

En este libro todo es extraordinario, empezando por su historia. Such a cast of eccentric and delightful characters could only be found within the borders of the Crescent Coniura or Stars Hollow. My three stars do not do this book justice, Nscios realize that: I had heard that this was supposed to be an hilariou I hated this book. Conjua hear some people describe it even people I usually correlate well withthis book is a laugh-scream riot.

Ignatius embraces the philosophy of Boethius, a Roman philosopher that was roughly walking the planet around AD. It describes the plight of a just man in an unjust society. Its central figure is one of the most memorable characters of North American literature: I’ve come to realize that, for me, a mere “liked it” is usually the most apologetic rating.

Also, a good read now with Drumpf the tiny-handed Dunce in the White House.