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Story behind 'A Confederacy of Dunces' to become feature film

The superb bio Butterfly in the Typewriter (my review here) is the basis of this film. Report here.

As a native New Orleanian, DuBos is fully aware that he’s walking on sacred ground with Toole’s book — and that the book’s countless, and passionate, fans will hold his film to a high standard.

New Orleans

A Confederacy of Dunces

What?!?! A book that has not been made into a movie/TV Show/ video game you say? Two posts in one day?!?!?!? What is this madness? 548 more words

John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces is so steeped in the character of New Orleans that it is impossible to imagine that the novel could exist anywhere else. 427 more words

American Literature

Book Review: A Confederacy of Dunces

The book, A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, may have saved my life.

Times are tough for me right now. Truthfully, I’ve been in-between-jobs, aka “unemployed,” for nearly 10 weeks now. 1,101 more words


Thursday, November 16, 2016 – Jonathan Swift , Ignatius J. Reilly and Me

Thursday, November 16, 2016 – Jonathan Swift , Ignatius J. Reilly and Me

Thank you to my government employee friends and the literary people especially us liberal arts folks – especially Brit Lit and Grit Lit majors. 150 more words

Native Texan

A Confederacy of Dunces Club, or: How I Know I Have Good Friends

Sometimes my friend Laura listens to the recommendations I give her–and when she does, she’s always happy. What can I say? I gots good taste. I got her hooked on everything from British TV (a  700 more words

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