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From Boethius to...Batman? Book Review

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole 

Reviewed by Andreas Mertin

Let’s be honest, the world is in a pretty devastating state. It lacks the theology and geometry that it had before and has been suffering decline ever since, and those wiser than us know what is to blame: the imposition of the so called “Enlightenment”. 466 more words

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The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority

The always entertaining, provocative, scathing, analytical, cultured and funny Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the quote below worthy of John Kennedy Toole:

I was flaneuring in New York, and I dropped by the office of a friend I wanted to prevent from working, that is, engage in an activity that when abused, causes the loss of mental clarity, in addition to bad posture and loss of definition in the facial features.


The Thursday Three #27

I’m still reading A Confederacy of Dunces, which is getting more and more funny. It also has some good quotes sprinkled throughout:

1. Books are immortal sons defying their sires. 69 more words


John Kennedy Toole-Alıklar Birliği

Modernite ve onun dayattığı değerleri irdelemek adına çokça kitap yazılmış olabilir ancak konuya ilişkin absürd komedinin iyi örneklerine denk gelmek her zaman mümkün olmuyor. Kitap, kapağında da belirtildiği gibi bir başyapıt. 278 more words


The Thursday Three #26

  1. I finished The Little Friend (Donna Tartt), and I have very mixed emotions about it. The main question in the book was never answered, at least not in any way that I could figure out.
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What makes something "Kafkaesque"?

You can always tell employees of the government by the total vacancy which occupies the space where most other people have faces

— John Kennedy Toole, …

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Philosophical Literature