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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The second time the joy was similar, but every reading experience of a book is different. Reilly’s new best friend, but also harbors an intense dislike for Ignatius that Ignatius is insane and arranges to have him sent to a mental hospital.

There is something between me and the Pulitzers. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of taste, sometimes it’s just bad timing, sometimes it’s me having a visceral reaction to a work of fiction that shouldn’t get under my skin so deeply.

Views Read Edit View history. I recently came across a physical copy of this at my favorite used-book store.

But it is Ignatius–selfish, domineering, and deluded, tragic and comic and larger than life–who carries the story. In this case I read on.

You certainly don’t want to be related to him. InBlackstone Audio released an unabridged audiobook of the novel, read by Barrett Whitener. Director John Waters was interested in directing an adaptation that would have starred Divinewho also died at an early age, as Ignatius. It was published posthumously inover a decade after Toole ended his own life by carbon monoxide poisoning.


I suspect that they can see that I am forced to function in a century which I loathe. Archived from the original on 22 January I’m the kind of person who feels uncomfortable when characters in books or movies duces staunchly positioned under a storm cloud of shitty luck and proceed to have misfortune rained upon them to an allegedly humorous effect: If there was only a way to commit suicide again up here again I’m very curious about how close this book was to his own johj, as you could not draft these characters without some very specific models.

A Confederacy of Dunces

Style I thought “Confederacy” was very much like a zany TV sitcom. He seeks to impose his own medieval philosophies on a city that would have it be Mardi Gras all year long. View all 64 comments.

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In another passage, Irene Reilly recalls the night Ignatius was conceived: There was no getting out of it; only one hope remained—that I could read a few pages and that they would be bad enough for me, in good conscience, to read no farther.

This is more about the shiny new iPhone I acquired recently, the very device that signaled another blow to my pseudo-Luddite ways by thrusting me into the joyous world of being owned by a smartphone My first instinct was correct!


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Ignatius strikes up an alliance with an confederaacy gay character in their political battle: And he is never loveable. British performer and writer Stephen Fry was at one point commissioned to adapt Toole’s book for the screen. Some of you get it, but the rest of you just don’t get it. Pages to import images to Wikidata Commons category link is on Wikidata.

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He explains his failure to stay employed to his mother. Various reasons are cited as to why the Soderbergh version has yet to be filmed. Well, they’re probably either a best friend, a comrade whom I hold in worship-approximating esteem, or my cool cousin or uncle or something like that. So, when I couldn’t keep myself from cracking up, I was very obviously that weird possibly-schizophrenic girl that every user of public transportation dreads. A man who expresses his pride at having only once left his home town; he could so easily be on 4chan.

I mean, homosexuals must me writhing in their skin with the type of singular one-dimensional characterization Mr. I put it down not to pick back up for more than a year at which point I decided to read up to page