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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… 540 more words


Sweet Sixteen

In honor of the year 2016, and being born on the 16th, here are my 16 favorite books, in no particular order:

A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving… 187 more words

‘Confederacy of Dunces’ author’s papers online

Very good news. I thoroughly enjoyed poking around the archives in person.

There is also some Tooleana in the Percy holdings across the road at Loyola for those in the area.

Philosophical Literature

Book Review - "The Neon Bible" by John Kennedy Toole

Originally published at gnathic.

A Confederacy of Dunces is a masterpiece by John Kennedy Toole, which masterpiece should have been published before his death. The fact that it wasn’t published is a testament to the tone deafness of the publishers in his day. 1,924 more words