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John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces is so steeped in the character of New Orleans that it is impossible to imagine that the novel could exist anywhere else. 427 more words

American Literature

Book Review: A Confederacy of Dunces

The book, A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, may have saved my life.

Times are tough for me right now. Truthfully, I’ve been in-between-jobs, aka “unemployed,” for nearly 10 weeks now. 1,101 more words

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Thursday, November 16, 2016 – Jonathan Swift , Ignatius J. Reilly and Me

Thursday, November 16, 2016 – Jonathan Swift , Ignatius J. Reilly and Me

Thank you to my government employee friends and the literary people especially us liberal arts folks – especially Brit Lit and Grit Lit majors. 150 more words

Native Texan

A Confederacy of Dunces Club, or: How I Know I Have Good Friends

Sometimes my friend Laura listens to the recommendations I give her–and when she does, she’s always happy. What can I say? I gots good taste. I got her hooked on everything from British TV (a  700 more words

Book Reviews

Gottlieb on Toole after Fifty Years

In Robert Gottlieb’s recently published memoir Avid Reader he briefly talks about the fraught relationship he had with Ken Toole.

So in barely two pages devoted to Toole and in light of the critical and commercial status that… 170 more words

Walker Percy

Catholic Storytelling

Great Catholic narratives grapple with suffering and doubt—experiences that transcend the faith and appeal to readers and viewers of different beliefs

— The Atlantic

Philosophical Literature

In Memory of John Kennedy Toole: A Real Life Confederacy of Dunces

Last summer I asked a friend of mine to recommend a brilliant , comical book that I could take to vacation with me, and she said I should read… 552 more words

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