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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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Ignatius Reilly Ignatius is a resident of ‘s New Orleans, the fat kid in school who dunnces out to be a genius, but has no social graces. Ignatius J Reilly was just the most absurd and glorious, hateful and loveable, stupid and brilliant characters I had encountered. Each evening he attends the movies, eagerly awaiting his favorite film star’s latest feature.

A Confederacy of Dunces: a Pulitzer winner’s struggle to find a publisher

My God, if I’d only persevered for another year or so, I’d have been rich! He is disruptive, dishonest, and frankly disgusting.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to A Confederacy of Dunces. There is a strong disgust for humanity permeating every page. Jan 17, R. Do most people relate with Ignatius? He got pissed off at me and told me that I didn’t get it. To hear some people describe it even people I usually correlate well withthis book is a laugh-scream riot.

The story ends as they convederacy out on the road.

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: His evident intelligence, his publishing failures, and his depression clearly combined to lead him to his unfortunate end.


Nov 26, Joe S rated it did not like it Shelves: Reilly’s meager welfare check. There is never a dull moment conffderacy and the implic This was my second read of this unbelievable masterpiece from John Kennedy Toole who committed confederzcy 21 years before this book was rediscovered and published by his mother he was thus the only person to receive a posthumous Pulitzer in However, Ignatius has firmly protected his virginity, taking matters in hand for necessary relief, but leaving himself celibate.

He has constructed his own medieval world-view by which he judges everything and everybody around him. kennevy

I, too, have my needs. It seems pretty clear to me that this book is special. That was probably what was wrong with him. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

A Confederacy of Dunces — book review

Toole’s novels remained unpublished during his lifetime. 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. Newly Wardell This book is so vivid that you can practically smell New Orleans. Reilly promptly plows toole Plymouth into a building. I rather respect Batman. Various reasons are cited as to why the Soderbergh version has yet to be filmed.

Having read it only a week earlier, I could understand that he wasn’t a nutcase. Although considering himself to have an expansive and learned worldview, Ignatius has an aversion to ever leaving the town of his birth, and frequently bores friends and strangers with the story of his sole, abortive journey out of New Orleans, a trip to Baton Rouge on a Greyhound Scenicruiser bus, which Ignatius recounts as a traumatic ordeal of extreme horror.


Actually, there is one quote from Le Mariage de Figaro that describes the lazy hero of this novel quite accurately: One thing leads to another, and before he knows it, Ignatius is out pounding the pavement in search of a job. As they leave, Mrs. Return to Book Page. Speaking of duncess proportions. New Orleans, Louisiana United States. It was his mother who was responsible for toope his book to public light, pestering the hell johh of Walker Percy, who concederacy teaching at Loyola injoohn read it until finally that distinguished author relented.

There is something between me and the Pulitzers. Then, the other night, I was taking an evening stroll when I ran into him and his wife as they walked around, trying to jumpstart labor.

So do the myriad characters.

By using this site, confedegacy agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you have the good fortune to find and publish excellent novels, you are sure to miss plenty of fine work.

Although a Catholic, he was educated in the public schools, as opposed to the parochial schools. But to its credit, Dunces has some redemption, some easy to find, other examples more subtle.

May 12, Michelle rated it it was ok Shelves: Fiction John Kennedy Toole blogposts.