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A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 88

“You’re kneeling on Rex’s grave!” Ignatius shouted. “Now tell me what you and that debauched McCarthyite have been doing? You probably belong to some secret political cell. 421 more words

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A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 87

That woman had a devious mind that was only predictable when she scented an opportunity to vanquish her husband.

Because it was Saturday, Levy Pants had ceased its assaults upon the concept of free enterprise for the weekend. 93 more words

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John Kennedy Toole

The story of John Kennedy Toole is a cautionary one. For years he struggled to get his novel ‘A Confederacy Of Dunces’ published. Following his suicide,it took his mother another eleven years to find a publisher. 62 more words


A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 86

“That fat freak a guarantee one hunner percen nucular bum. Shit. Drop him on somebody, everybody gettin caught in the fallout, get tin their ass blowed up. 751 more words

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The Words Leapt from the Page...

It’s happened so many times; you have a feeling in your heart that just can’t be put into words but then you read a line in a book or listen to the lyrics of a song and there it is – the answer! 352 more words

A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 85

“Oh, my God! You’re wearing your bowling shoes,” Ignatius cast a pink and blue and yellow eye over the side of the bed down past his mother’s hanging slip and drooping cotton stockings. 371 more words

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The Sequel

Confedeacy of Dunces is a novel written by John Kennedy Toole. The title comes from a Jonathon Swift work where it was written…”When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.” I’m not aware that a true genius has appeared but certainly the 2 men pictured above qualify as a confederacy of the dunce dimension. 199 more words