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A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 83

“Sure,” she whispered. “Look, you don’t wanna waste your evening messing with that character laying in the street. He’s some kinda bum. You look like you could use you some fun.” She stepped around the white mountain of smock, which was wheezing and snorting volcanically. 88 more words

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A Confederacy of Dunces, and Toole's Likely Struggles with Gay Identity

Today is the birthday of John Kennedy Toole, author of A Confederacy of Dunces. I rummaged through Word to find something I had written several years ago. 2,320 more words

Essays And Anecdotes

Happy birthday to John Kennedy Toole, the genius author who got the credit owed only after his death

“When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.”

Jonathan Swift

John Kennedy Toole was never recognized as a genius during his lifetime. 313 more words

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A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 82

“Hey! All you peoples draggin along here. Stop and come stick your ass on a Night of Joy stool,” he started again. “Night of Joy got genuine color peoples workin below the minimal wage. 562 more words

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A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 81

“You must stop all of this,” Ignatius shouted to Dorian, who was winking at the cowboy. “Aside from the fact that I am witnessing a most egregious offense against taste and decency, I am also beginning to smother from the stench of glandular emissions and cologne.” 240 more words

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A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 80

“Good gracious,” Ignatius spluttered. “I can see that we’re going to have a great deal of trouble capturing the conservative rural red-neck Calvinist vote. We are going to have to rebuild our image along lines other than those I see here.” 410 more words

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A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 79

“I doubt whether any hack, under pressure, could pen such atrocious melodrama,” Ignatius observed. “Now stop all of this, you two degenerates. Exercise at least a little taste and decency.” 198 more words

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