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A Confederacy of Dunces Alternate Cover For This ISBN Can Be Found Here A Green Hunting Cap Squeezed The Top Of The Fleshy Balloon Of A Head The Green Earflaps, Full Of Large Ears And Uncut Hair And The Fine Bristles That Grew In The Ears Themselves, Stuck Out On Either Side Like Turn Signals Indicating Two Directions At Once Full, Pursed Lips Protruded Beneath The Bushy Black Moustache And, At Their Corners, Sank Into Little Folds Filled With Disapproval And Potato Chip Crumbs Meet Ignatius J Reilly, The Hero Of John Kennedy Toole S Tragicomic Tale, A Confederacy Of Dunces This 30 Year Old Medievalist Lives At Home With His Mother In New Orleans, Pens His Magnum Opus On Big Chief Writing Pads He Keeps Hidden Under His Bed, And Relays To Anyone Who Will Listen The Traumatic Experience He Once Had On A Greyhound Scenicruiser Bound For Baton Rouge Speeding Along In That Bus Was Like Hurtling Into The Abyss But Ignatius S Quiet Life Of Tyrannizing His Mother And Writing His Endless Comparative History Screeches To A Halt When He Is Almost Arrested By The Overeager Patrolman Mancuso Who Mistakes Him For A Vagrant And Then Involved In A Car Accident With His Tipsy Mother Behind The Wheel One Thing Leads To Another, And Before He Knows It, Ignatius Is Out Pounding The Pavement In Search Of A Job.Over The Next Several Hundred Pages, Our Hero Stumbles From One Adventure To The Next His Stint As A Hotdog Vendor Is Less Than Successful, And He Soon Turns His Employers At The Levy Pants Company On Their Heads Ignatius S Path Through The Working World Is Populated By Marvelous Secondary Characters The Stripper Darlene And Her Talented Cockatoo The Septuagenarian Secretary Miss Trixie, Whose Desperate Attempts To Retire Are Constantly, Comically Thwarted Gay Blade Dorian Greene Sinister Miss Lee, Proprietor Of The Night Of Joy Nightclub And Myrna Minkoff, The Girl Ignatius Loves To Hate The Many Subplots That Weave Through A Confederacy Of Dunces Are As Complicated As Anything You Ll Find In A Dickens Novel, And Just As Beautifully Tied Together In The End But It Is Ignatius Selfish, Domineering, And Deluded, Tragic And Comic And Larger Than Life Who Carries The Story He Is A Modern Day Quixote Beset By Giants Of The Modern Age His Fragility Cracks The Shell Of Comic Bluster, Revealing A Deep Streak Of Melancholy Beneath The Antic Humor John Kennedy Toole Committed Suicide In 1969 And Never Saw The Publication Of His Novel Ignatius Reilly Is What He Left Behind, A Fitting Memorial To A Talented And Tormented Life.


10 thoughts on “A Confederacy of Dunces

  1. says:

    One fine morning Fortuna spun my wheel of luck and put me on a flight to NYC The person who was sitting next to me, refusing to indulge in modern day perversities like movies, pulled out his book and sat down reading He must have been enjoying it immensely, because he kept laughing out loud every now and then Soon he realized that some people had started turning a


  2. says:

    I know I m out on my own on this one, but I detest this book I really think it glorifies whining to an extent never before seen in the human condition Everyone I know loves this book, and I know I am in a minority here But Christ 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


  3. says:

    There are a lot of ways to judge people, but I find that opinion of this book is one of the most accurate and efficient With very few exceptions, I ve found that how much I like someone is strongly correlated with how much they enjoy the book Is it their favorite book ever, omg Well, they re probably either a best friend, a comrade whom I hold in worship approximating esteem, or my c


  4. says:

    Read for the group On the Southern Literary TrailBounceBOUnceBOUNCEOh man ughh ooohhhhh.BOUNCE BOUNCE ahhhhhhhhhhhhhOh thank goodness my pyloric valve finally opened I didn t know I even had a pyloric valve until I met Ignatius J Reilly I had no idea that little valve could be so pesky I can only hope it stays open long enough for me to write this review When a true genius appears, you can kno


  5. says:

    I thought the book was ok 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 Reilly was, and that I was sick of hearing about his valve He got pissed off at me and told me that I didn t get it He said Ignatius was a misunderstood genius stuck ...


  6. says:

    I hated this book I almost gave up after the first 20 pages, but I decided to stick with it and give it a chance Wrong My first instinct was correct The only thing that might have saved this for me was if the main character Ignatius faced a long, slow, painful death There was absolutely nothing about him that I found redeeming or appealing Has there ever been aannoying, obnoxious character in literature If so, I


  7. says:

    Authors who commit suicide find their Lovelybones eye view from the afterlife brings them no comfort David Foster Wallace Oh my God look at that dreadful biography of me and it s selling too it s like they re murdering me all over again oh if I could only commit suicide all over again but up here, you can t John Kennedy Toole Oh shut up you preening self regarding self annotating depressing pedant, what about ME My God, if


  8. says:

    This was my second read of this unbelievable masterpiece from John Kennedy Toole who committed suicide 21 years before this book was rediscovered and published by his mother he was thus the only person to receive a posthumous Pulitzer in 1981 Ignatius P Reilly is so incredibly unforgettable I laughed from cover to cover The parrot on his shoulder reminded me of the Mexico episode in Bellow s Augie March which I also loved and review


  9. says:

    This is the book that almost broke my book club John Kennedy Toole s A Confederacy of Dunces is as famous for its back story as it is for its content It was published posthumously in 1980, over a decade after Toole ended his own life by carbon monoxide poisoning Despite having been earlier rejected by publishers, the book went on to win the Pulitzer Prize A Confederacy of Dunces is a rambling, aimless, comedic novel centered on Ignatius J Rei


  10. says:

    Dear Reader,Fortuna evidently was smiling upon my being when I endeavored to undertake the consumption of this philosophical masterpiece How amusing to stumble upon a comic homage to Boethius s Consolation of Philosophy, an homage that not only mirrors its source of inspiration in both content and structure, but over employs said source as a plot device of the most humorous kind Certainly it was no mere accident indeed it must have been a result of aff


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