John Kennedy Toole’s hilarious satire, A Confederacy of Dunces is a Don Quixote for the modern age, and this Penguin Modern Classics edition includes a . “A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the. Editorial Reviews. Review. “A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut.

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Mar 17, Nathan Marshall rated it it was amazing. He’s motivated by the greater good, only he hasn’t factored people into the equation. Sep 20, Nathan rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Various local businesses are mentioned in addition to D. Full, pursed lips protruded beneath the bushy black moustache and, at their corners, sank into little folds filled with disapproval and potato chip crumbs.

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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

So I don’t work for less than no minimal wage no more. The novel was released almost 20 years after Toole finished writing it — and more duncws 11 years after the author killed himself just outside Biloxi, Mississippi, in March The Life convederacy John Kennedy Toole”. Jul 12, Madeleine rated it liked it Shelves: When a true genius appears, kebnedy can know him by this sign: Not all guys with yinged-out hair are brilliant physicists either, much as we might surmise.

He is not content with conformity: View all 55 comments. Retrieved January 30, And he definitely called it fate, or at least the work of the fickle Goddess Fortuna, of whom Boethius, the last classical writer wrote in Ignatius’s favorite book, The Consolation of Philosophy.


I am tempted to take it up again one of these days, that I could determine whether an abundance of books and years under my belt may have inclined me to chortle and marvel at what previously had induced mostly pursed lips and impatient grunts—but then there are all of these one and two star reviews, by people whose opinions I respect and value, lending weighty support to my more potent determination that life is simply too short, and there are far too many books, to give up the time required for that particular Toolean experiment.

Slapstick, not irony or sarcasm, is the method to capture the audience here. His college love interest, Myrna Minkoff, is awake up to the fact that he has closed his “mind to both love and society”, a “strange medieval mind in its cloister”.

John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces is June’s reading group book

However, Ignatius tole firmly protected his virginity, taking matters in hand for necessary relief, but leaving himself confederac. Published January by Grove Press first published January Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here “A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head.

If you decide to spend an afternoon with Ignatius you will laugh even if you don’t want to, and as you turn the final pages you will wish that Toole had written just one more chapter or two. This saviour was Walker Percywho eventually helped persuade Louisiana State University Press to print the book and wrote it a wonderful foreword, in which he explained how Thelma Toole had reached him: Ignatius is all the more attracted to this scheme, because he knows what effect it will have on Myrna: In Toole was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

They include disorganization and lack of interest at Paramount Picturesthe head of the Louisiana State Film Commission being murdered, and the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. I can only hope it stays open long enough for me to write this review.


Because the first thing I did after shelling out money on yet another Apple product, aside from blowing more than half of my monthly data allotment on downloading selections from my iTunes library before even leaving the Verizon store, was put tole Kindle app on my as-of-yet unnamed phone. Even after he had put the book down, he couldn’t help suddenly bursting out into laughter. People who think unreasonable whining is funny. Ignatius Reilly Ignatius is a resident of ‘s New Orleans, the fat kid in school who turns out to be a genius, but has no social graces.

When I first picked this up, I deemed it a little too odd. Is it their favorite book ever, omg?

Ignatius J Reilly was just the most absurd and glorious, hateful and loveable, stupid and brilliant characters I had encountered. Ignatius, a natural saboteur, soon finds himself unemployed.

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I think the most I thought the book was ok. This book is funny.

Sep 30, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Loading comments… Trouble loading? Whether Freud was a conscious influence or strategy, it is possible that Cnofederacy trichotomy might just be a nice metaphor for the influences on our worldview. I have not felt so bored when I was supposed to laugh since I was forced by my younger brothers to watch Dumb and Dumber and Wayne’s World in the early nineties.