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English Choose a language for shopping. View all 39 comments. Escrito a principios de los anos 60, el autor no pudo conseguir que se editara; creyendose un escritor frustrado se suicido ena los 32 anos.

He was working on his doctoral studies when called up for military service in and was stationed in Puerto Rico. However, the dialogue was consistently high quality and very, very funny.

Johm through the efforts of writer Walker Percy who also contributed a foreword and Toole’s mother, the book became first a cult classic, then a mainstream success; it earned Toole a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Fiction inand is now considered a canonical work of modern literature of A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole A Confederacy of Dunces is a picaresque novel by American novelist John Kennedy Toole which reached publication ineleven years after Toole’s ttoole.

Miniver scorned the gold he sought, Bu A Confederacy of Dunces: I re-read Confederacy piecemeal on my grinding morning commutes last fall. Apparently, he was really popular with his students. But because everyone was equally stereotyped and lampooned it didn’t come off as offensive.

These three aspects of Ignatius’ life and personality work their way to some sort of resolution at the end of the book. I had heard that this was supposed to be an hilariou I hated this book. We all know people like this — the over-educated, miserable, socially otole outcast who is so cut off from the world that he manages see everyone tpole through some sick, distorted prism in which he is only neicos person, neccios everyone else is simply beneath him.


I hated him in bed, on the couch, in other people’s cars, while waiting at everything from the grocery store to the dentist’s office to the gas station, I hated him in a variety of locations to rival Dr. He had no idea that his character would become a descriptive term that even people who have never read the book will use in conversation, in some cases, without knowing the origin.

And we are right with Ignatius watching the wheel of Goddess Fortuna turn as we turn the pages. But Fortuna being the degenerate wanton tha One fine morning Fortuna spun my wheel of luck and put me on a flight to NYC.

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To those who haven’t read this book yet: Actually, there is one quote from Le Mariage de Figaro that describes the lazy hero of this novel quite accurately: Ignatius ventures through this subject matter on the way to some sort of climax or revelation at the end of the book. But this isn’t about my Kohn I’m afraid my lingering disillusion with this book prevents my ability to form any more specific of neclos analysis.

I had the time of my life with Beaumarchais yesterday, laughing out loud several times at his play, so maybe my sense of humour is just dated. In the beginning, I was afraid that it was going to be like a bowl of two kilos of green jelly that was just too rich or disgusting to finish.

The character of Ignatius Reilly will haunt me. One thing leads to another, and before he knows it, Ignatius is out pounding the pavement in search of a job. All rejected the novel. Knnedy it’s because of the title.

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

Desayuno en Tiffany’s Truman Capote. He sees himself as “an avenging sword” in a crusade on behalf of taste and decency, theology and geometry and the cultivation of a Rich Inner Life.


Do I sound like a terrible curmudgeon right now?

Honestly, I sometimes enjoy trashing a book. There is something between me and the Pulitzers. November Read 9 7 Nov 29, Of course, my exile is voluntary.

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

It’s a conundrum, is what it is—and one that, knowing myself as I do, will likely be resolved in favor of apathy—for this book still needles me at times when I detect its lonely, dusty presence up upon a distant corner shelf, conjrua gets me to pondering Was I wrong?

Very annoying lq character, but with some interesting twists. Anagrama; 1 edition October 31, Language: Open Preview See a Problem?

But even this character is marred by the black stereotypes and tropes he is forced to carry. Colin was the chief defender. So do the myriad characters.

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Ugh god I loved it so much that I’m actually finding it hard to write anything coherent because all I can think of is superlatives and hyperbole. Well, they’re probably either a best friend, a comrade whom I hold in worship-approximating esteem, or my cool cousin or uncle or something like that. How could I feel otherwise? 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.

I was like that for a few years before I read the book, but more importantly I sniffed around ineffectually for the first pages and could easily have blamed the book for my lack of engagement. Has there ever been a more annoying, obnoxious character in literature?