A confederacy of dunces

What is it that makes some people despise it? That's not going to happen in New Orleans. What made this book work so well was the lack of perfection. But before Toole shelved his novel and succumbed to these final paranoias, he had two years of correspondence with Gottlieb, and considerable encouragement. View all 30 comments.

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British performer and writer Stephen Fry was at one point commissioned to adapt Toole's book for the screen.

The eagerness with which I grabbed said copy--and the disappointment I felt in its previous dujces for the lack of annotation I found in its pages--suggests that I liked this book far more than I hated its main character. Though Ignatius was a total prick he was in a world of people just as bad just better at hiding it and though they all loathed him, all their lives were better by the end of the book because of him.

I hated to see it end again. It is usually at this time that I step off duncds soapbox.

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole • Going Down Swinging

Refresh and try again. He is supported by his mother, with some supplementary income dunxes his half-hearted attempts to find employment, and keep employment himself.

As they leave, Mrs. The book was published by LSU Press in Ignatius strikes up an alliance with an openly gay character in their political battle: The book is a bit fluffier than I remember, not a literary megalith, but certainly entertaining.

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

This book is one of the rare ones that made me laugh at every turn of a page. The real sadness is the story of the author, who wrote this book and never showed it to a soul before committing suicide when he was For another, he was a man of obvious talent.

His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures" Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times. Es un personaje tan particular que acorrala al lector a quererlo u odiarlo en el instante.

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Although a Catholic, he was educated in the public schools, as opposed to the parochial schools. Ignatius Reilly has got to be one of the most off-putting main characters in modern literature, but this hygenically-challenged intellectual oaf has something in common with a soap-opera vixen: So it confederracy that Ignatius grudgingly begins a series of jobs that suck him ever-deeper into the seamy underbelly of s New Orleans.

It is for you, dear reader, to decide.

My God, if I'd only persevered for another year or so, I'd have Authors who commit suicide find their Lovelybones-eye view from the afterlife brings them no comfort: John Kennedy Toole didn't live to see this now-classic novel published. But before Toole shelved his novel and succumbed to these final paranoias, he had two years of correspondence with Gottlieb, and considerable encouragement. I had heard that this was supposed to be an hilariou I hated confeeracy book.

The black vagrant Jones is the only character in the whole bunch of idiots who can really see clearly, nevermind that he's forever looking out at the world through dark glasses and a cloud of his own cigarette smoke. Usually I can do just that.

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And really, who cares what those people think anyway -- I'm sure Ignatius would find their mere existence is an affront to theology and geometry. Retrieved 15 March By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

English in the southern United States. Hate is a pretty strong word. This is most likely Ingmar Bergman 's Winter Lightalso released in One thing leads to another, and before he knows it, Ignatius is out pounding the pavement in search of a job.

View all 44 comments. Burma rises above the crowd with his ability — not to be taken lightly in this novel — to accurately oof life as it swirls around him. It is funny, sometimes uproariously so, and I smiled and chuckled throughout.

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