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John Kennedy Toole - Una banda di idioti

Appena finito Una banda di idioti. Mi sto percuotendo la schiena ed altre parti del corpo più discrete con una canna di bambù per non averlo letto prima. 17 more words

Pier-Francesco Marton

A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole (1980)

This is one of those books that I heard about randomly and then kept bumping into until it seemed like the only book in the world.   579 more words


Confederacy of Poverty

I’ve never been a huge fan of the picaresque novel. I enjoy their satirical elements and the style of the anti-hero, but the general lack of character development and story that are usually aspects of the picaresque I find hard to get along with. 462 more words

Book Club

MANSION OF HIGH GHOSTS: The Story River Peer Review

Two years ago I began a journey with Pat Conroy’s fiction imprint at the University of South Carolina, Story River Books, that led to both wonder and disappointment. 1,384 more words


Book #27: A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole

Dear spring semester, could you please just hurry up and end?

I only feel this way sometimes. Or maybe about half the time. After this week, I have 2 more weeks of class and then finals, and I’ve started to reach my capacity on being able to care about school work. 197 more words


In the Shadow Under the Green Visor

We always had a hunch that Ignatius Reilly might be a fan of our work.


A travel article (who in N.O. talks of “the Big Easy”?)

. . . and realized, once again, that there’s no better place to find Walker Percy than inside the pages of his many dazzling novels, which I’d fallen in love with years ago.

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