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A Confederacy of Dunces

I’ve had this book in a stack for almost a year. I bought it at a used bookstore, even though I’d never heard of it, because it won a Pulitzer Prize. 357 more words


The John Kennedy Toole Story

Several people have asked about my interest in John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces. It’s one of those novels that one typically either “gets” or one does not — the former group can be pretty obsessive and protective about it (if you are one of those dour, humourless, censorious, and perpetually seeking offence types . 80 more words

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Hopefully Not Coming to a Theater Near You

“The secret can’t be told. Telling it ruins it.”
~ Walker Percy

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The books I read in January

As I explained in the few words about myself, I am a book-lover or a book-eater as we call it in Greek.

Since we are already in March, I will just go fast through the books I read during January of this year and which are worth mentioning. 474 more words


Coming to a Theater Near You! (or not…hopefully)

After Ted Turner bought the rights to the MGM library in 1986, he started digitally colorizing old black-and-white classics – much to the dismay of cinephiles, critics, and filmmakers alike. 1,369 more words


There is Only the Trying: Some Thoughts on Fame & Failure

Here’s a reader favorite I like to re-post now & then for those who may have missed it:


When Derek Jeter retired from baseball in the fall of 2014, those who followed his last season heard the unsurprising story that he’d wanted to be shortstop for the New York Yankees since he was a little boy. 5,612 more words