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It was during a two hour drive between Louisiana and Mississippi that she met him. And her life was never the same again.

The day looked perfect for a new journey and a new beginning. 3,510 more words

Can Broadway pull off ‘Confederacy of Dunces’?

This in the New York Post

Last year, the Wall Street Journal called the book “the Big Easy slacker’s manual” and recommended it should be given to recent college graduates as “a comic and cautionary lesson in how not to get a job.”

New Orleans

My Good Read of the Day (07/27/15)

A Confederacy of Dunces  

by John Kennedy Toole

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author John Kennedy Toole is a Pulitzer Prize Winner. Toole refers to this novel as a “picaresque” which is a narrative fiction made up of the adventures of a wily hero or heroine. 104 more words


John Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces PDF

As recommended by Kevin from VSAUCE2 on my favourite youtube channel, Wisecrack :

I’ve read it. I love it.

PDF :  John Kennedy Toole – A Confederacy of Dunces… 13 more words

Vade Mecum

My review of John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces, reposted from Goodreads.

I was recently reading this book in a public place, where a friend of mine ran into me. We exchanged pleasantries, and he asked me what the book was about, and I replied with “It’s pretty much Don Quixote in New Orleans.” The fact that I’ve never read Don Quixote aside, that description just doesn’t seem right. 2,251 more words


Thoughts from Ignatius Reilly (John Kennedy Toole)

 Popular quotes from A Confederacy of Dunces. 

“…I doubt very seriously whether anyone will hire me.’

What do you mean, babe? You a fine boy with a good education.’ 845 more words