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Feast of fools: the carnivalesque in John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces

Here is a freely available paper by Julija Potrč that I chanced across and is to be found in Acta neophilologica. The image below is of a paperback I picked up for $10 this past summer to add to my CoD collection of covers. 69 more words

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 10/23/2017

It’s not too often that we get to try and re-read a book again because we’re often bogged down in our TBR stacks to ever reflect on our “abandoned” reads. 91 more words


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“No wonder we cannot appreciate the really central Kafka joke: that the horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self whose humanity is inseparable from the horrific struggle. 278 more words

Without Puerto Rico we would not have 'A Confederacy of Dunces.'

From 1961-1963 John Kennedy Toole was stationed at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, on the outskirts of San Juan. An honored and respected leader of Company A, he and his men taught English to Puerto Rican draftees, many of whom were sent to the front lines in the early days of the Vietnam War. 314 more words

John Kennedy Toole

Recomendaciones de la semana: gente joven

Si al leer el título le ha venido a la mente un programa de televisión, es usted de los nuestros, para bien o para mal. ¿Que ahora más de tres cañas una noche nos dan una resaca de dos días?, pues sí. 201 more words


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

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