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A Confederacy of Dunces

So dry your tears. Fortune has not yet turned her hatred against all your blessings. The storm has not yet broken upon you with too much violence.

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A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces is a winding novel that follows the adventures of Ignatius J. Reilly, a lazy, obese, misanthropic, sometime hot-dog vendor in the French Quarter of New Orleans. 631 more words

Disappeared Manuscripts

The gods of Chaos

“I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.” 657 more words


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

Inspirational Quotes