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This in the NYT. Speaking of CoD: Block party in downtown Baton Rouge uses ‘Confederacy of Dunces’ as theme

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A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 91

After about two years this marks the end of the weekly CoD cycle and with no more text forthcoming here are the left over Ignatius graphics I’ve found.

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Five Fictional Characters

The following was written in the winter of 2007.

What would Ignatius Reilly say now? Was the wheel of fortune never spinning in his direction? Would Holden Caufield have news on the phonies? 546 more words

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Over the top, exaggerated, ridiculous characters make my day. Reading about people who do the exact opposite of what seems logical but do so with so much conviction is a treat, and that’s what you get with A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. 330 more words


A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 90

Some cretin psychoanalyst would attempt to comprehend the singularity of his worldview. In frustration, the psychoanalyst would have him crammed into a cell three feet square. 219 more words

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Go Set a Watchman, The Neon Bible, And One Reader's Ethical Dilemma

Like a lot of other big-time book nerds, I was both surprised by and giddy over the recent news that Harper Lee would release a second novel this summer. 787 more words

A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 89

“He resented my worldview rather actively.”

Once a person was asked to step into this brutal century, anything could happen. Everywhere there lurked pitfalls like Abelman, the insipid Crusaders for Moorish Dignity, the Mancuso cretin, Dorian Greene, newspaper reporters, stripteasers, birds, photography, juvenile delinquents, Nazi pornographers. 195 more words

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