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Poem A Week #12: Washing Cars with John Kennedy Toole

PAW #12 is about John Kennedy Toole, the ill-fated would-be novelist whose book A Confederacy of Dunces was repeatedly rejected by publishers throughout his life, which Toole prematurely ended when he gassed himself in his car in Mississippi, aged 31. 28 more words

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces

I just finished reading A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole for the second time. The first time was 30 years ago and I think I appreciated it more this time around because I now realize just how visionary Toole was. 147 more words

A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole

This is a spoiler-free review 

‘When a true genius appears in the world,

you may know him by this sign, that the dunces

are all in a confederacy against him’

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Review: A Confederacy of Dunces

Title: A Confederacy of Dunces

Author: John Kennedy Toole

Never published during his lifetime, John Kennedy Toole’s masterful comic novel takes its title, as well asfrom Jonathan Swift A monument to sloth, rant and contempt, a behemoth of fat, flatulence and furious suspicion of anything modern – this is Ignatius J.

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Laughter and literature

My friends would tell you I can laugh loudly and heartily, and that I laugh easily and at lots of things. Something provoked me to start thinking about those books which have made me laugh the most… 531 more words

Rambling About Reading

Starving Review: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (Amazon, Goodreads)

What the deuce, you say?  The Starving Reviewer stooping to reviewing a classic?   401 more words


30. Professional integrity - by Arky-Ollie-Just

In the interests of professional credibility, reputation and of acquiring a job in the future, I would like to disassociate myself from Monty’s ludicrous illegal fracking theory. 138 more words