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So while Confederacy of Dunces is a modern classic, some of its stinging comment has been lost amidst too frequent of the same targets and too many opportunists to admonish gently.

I found the descriptions of New Orleans particularly diverting. However, Ignatius has firmly protected his virginity, taking matters in hand for necessary relief, but leaving himself celibate. I had no idea that little valve could be so pesky. See all 18 questions about A Confederacy of Dunces…. All rejected the novel. But every character was painted with kenedy broad-strokes buffoonery it’s hard to just focus on that …more “Ooo-wee”and “whoa” got tiring really fast.

All this writin’s enough to turn a man into a vagran’. The side characters are just as bad. Ignatius, a natural saboteur, soon finds himself unemployed.

Jan 03, RandomAnthony rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 19 comments. This was my second read of this unbelievable masterpiece from John Kennedy Toole who committed suicide 21 years before this book was conjhra and published by his mother he was thus the only person to receive a posthumous Pulitzer in Side-Splittingly Funny Literary Novel: View all comments.

Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here “A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. They may seal their own doom. Is it their favorite book ever, omg? The Importance of Being Earnest On the way, Toole has lots of fun with his subject matter and influences. Each evening he attends the movies, eagerly awaiting his favorite film star’s latest feature. It changed my life. Crumb cojura you would not be far off. So I always kenedy this was written by a contemporary of Jonathan Swift’s.

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His interactions with others are marked by a tendency towards sociopathy.

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I can not imagine why. And what is more, he thinks this idiot-filled world is in league against him. While Ignatius is simply too emotionally immature to exist in harmony with the real world, Lana is straight-up starved of all redeeming qualities. I’ve reached the last page once more. I don’t recall him reading a book in the novel, but he is obviously well-read.

View all 39 comments. That this book kenneddy 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.

The debate came down to Colin and me battling away over the inherent worth of A Confederacy of Dunces while the others looked for a way to exit quietly. I hated Ignatius at work.

Certainly it was no mere accident; indeed it must have been a result of afflatus imparted by the toolr herself in collaboration with the muses Thalia and Calliope. With very few exceptions, I’ve found that how much I like someone is strongly correlated with how much they enjoy the book.

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Boethius woodcut attributed to Holbein the Younger Gold rated it it was amazing. Will it be involuntary commitment to an asylum, or will it be freedom?


He speaks in a wonderful, bookish formality that really tooe and pisses off everybody around him: His evident intelligence, his publishing failures, and his depression clearly combined to lead him to his unfortunate end. Those readers familiar with New Orleans readily recognize that the city comes to life toile Toole’s novel.

About John Kennedy Toole. The real sadness is the story of the author, who wrote this book and never showed it to a soul before committing suicide when he was What is it that intrigues people about this book? Want to Read saving…. But that, alas, is how it neciow. Every experience in his life is elevated to epic proportions.

I dislike cohjura a book unfinished and the only reason I continued to read it was the hope that my effort would be paid off in the end. Miniver scorned the gold he sought, Bu A Confederacy of Dunces: It was on my TBR for far too long, god I’ve been missing out on so much by not reading this novel. November Read 9 7 Nov 29, Open Preview See a Kenedy

To ask other readers questions about A Confederacy of Duncesplease sign up. Despite having been earlier rejected by publishers, the book went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Actually, there is one quote from Le Mariage de Figaro that describes the lazy hero of this novel quite accurately: He seeks to impose his own medieval philosophies on a city that would have it kennevy Mardi Gras all year long.