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The Intricate Punchline of A Confederacy of Dunces

Hey, have you ever heard of the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon? It’s a weird thing that the human brain does in relation to pattern recognition where when you hear about something for the first time, there’s a chance that you’ll suddenly hear about it everywhere. 1,541 more words

Page Turners

The greatest sitcom ever made and Walker Percy

I would urge Walker Percy aficionados (and indeed Confederacy of Dunces fans) to view this series (only three seasons) so there’s no “jumping the shark” moment. 305 more words

Walker Percy

John Kennedy Toole on when life gets you down

A Confederacy for Dunces by John Kennedy Toole is the kind of classic that every outcast or weirdo has read and identified with; Ignatius, the lead character, sells hot dogs in the French Quarter and is disgusted by the scene around him. 138 more words

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Story behind 'A Confederacy of Dunces' to become feature film

The superb bio Butterfly in the Typewriter (my review here) is the basis of this film. Report here.

As a native New Orleanian, DuBos is fully aware that he’s walking on sacred ground with Toole’s book — and that the book’s countless, and passionate, fans will hold his film to a high standard.

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A Confederacy of Dunces

What?!?! A book that has not been made into a movie/TV Show/ video game you say? Two posts in one day?!?!?!? What is this madness? 548 more words