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Review: A Confederacy of Dunces

Title: A Confederacy of Dunces

Author: John Kennedy Toole

Never published during his lifetime, John Kennedy Toole’s masterful comic novel takes its title, as well asfrom Jonathan Swift A monument to sloth, rant and contempt, a behemoth of fat, flatulence and furious suspicion of anything modern – this is Ignatius J.

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Recommended book: A Confederacy of Dunces

Read a Confederacy of Dunces if you’d like to meet the most comically odious character ever conceived: Ignatius J. Reilly.

Ignatius is a neurotic, overeducated, narcissistic, melodramatic, glutinous, deadbeat. 173 more words


November 2, 2014 (version 2 of 2)

New York City

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I sing of arms and a man, who was first from the shores of Troy 3,188 more words


Laughter and literature

My friends would tell you I can laugh loudly and heartily, and that I laugh easily and at lots of things. Something provoked me to start thinking about those books which have made me laugh the most… 531 more words

Rambling About Reading

Starving Review: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (Amazon, Goodreads)

What the deuce, you say?  The Starving Reviewer stooping to reviewing a classic?   401 more words


30. Professional integrity - by Arky-Ollie-Just

In the interests of professional credibility, reputation and of acquiring a job in the future, I would like to disassociate myself from Monty’s ludicrous illegal fracking theory. 138 more words


"Mother doesn't cook... she burns."

A couple of weeks ago I posted my pretty enthusiastic reaction to the publication of A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook. I’m well aware that I’m a small fish screaming into the abyss of a very big Internet sea, so I was boggled when author Cynthia LeJune Nobles got in touch, offering to send me a copy of the book. 783 more words

American Literature