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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 cojjura same targets and too many opportunists to admonish gently.

I snorted out loud. After our book club disassembled, I didn’t hear from Colin for awhile. Though Ignatius was a total prick he was in a world of people just as bad just better at hiding it and though they all loathed him, all their lives were better by the end of the book because of him.

His mom discovered it, and later gave it to an English professor who got it published.

La Conjura De Los Necios

View all 10 comments. He got pissed off at me and told me that I didn’t get it. You may skip the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.

I just did a check on my sense of humor and found that it generally goes for sarcasm, irony, and even shtick. View all 95 comments. Toole’s Ignatius is intellectualism gone wrong. Connjura years later, Ignatius is no longer a caricature but a portrait.


Schiller needed kennesy scent of apples rotting in his desk in order to write. This is a brilliant book. Best friends, cool uncles. Their letters are strokes of narrative brilliance, offering a richly suggested history between the two: For another, he was a man of obvious talent. John Kennedy Toole John Kennedy Toole had an unhappy life and took his own life, unfortunately, before Ignatius was ever realized by the reading public.

Such a cast of eccentric and delightful characters could only be found within the borders of the Crescent City or Stars Hollow.

Miniver scorned the gold he sought, But sore annoyed was he without it; Miniver thought, and thought, and thought, And thought about it. I cannot even remember the name of the one kehnedy I halfway liked in the entire book. The comparisons to Don Quixote are unavoidable, but whereas Quixote was roguish and loveable, Ignatius never achieves the heroic, even mock heroism. I might get around to fixing them once ETA: Women would have wanted to sleep with me Not all guys with yinged-out hair are brilliant physicists either, much as we might surmise.

I re-read the novel late this past May and it still holds up.

A Confederacy of Dunces

Though Ignatius nceios a total prick he was in a world of people just as bad just better at hiding it and though they all loat I think I have a new favorite book. It’s Toole’s fault that he was too adept at creating characters that embody so much of what disgusts me in real people. Books by John Kennedy Toole. It was on my TBR for far too long, god I’ve been missing out on so much by not reading this novel.


Also, I am gleefully drunk at this particular moment so please forgive me for any logical or grammatical inconsistencies currently present in this preface.

La Conjura de Los Necios : John Kennedy Toole :

His interactions with others are marked by a tendency towards sociopathy. Es un personaje tan particular que acorrala al lector a quererlo u odiarlo en el instante.

View all 29 comments. They’re giving Ted Hughes a plaque in Westminster Abbey! For example after attempting to capture a stray cat on the street he is asked by his mother about some wounds on his hands. But even this character is marred by the black stereotypes and tropes he is forced to carry.

He seeks to impose his own medieval philosophies on a city that would have it be Mardi Gras all year long. Or is it his own distorted reality, paranoid delusions, and ineptitude that is the impetus of his misfortune?

I suspect ocnjura they can see that I am forced to function in a century which I loathe. This gets him back home to the safety of his room, where he wiles away his time writing his magnum opus on his philosophy of life. I’ve reached the last page once more.