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There are a lot of ways to judge people, but I find that opinion of this book is one of the most accurate and efficient. John Kennedy Toole committed suicide innever seeing his novel in print.
The story of Ignatius and his crusade against the world, making the long term lives of those he touched better off once they survived his initial destruction, was one non-stop laugh for me. I dislike leaving a book unfinished and the only reason I continued to read it was the hope that my effort would be paid off in the end. If so, I don’t want to know. Feb 24, Ian “Marvin” Graye rated it really liked it Shelves: Do I sound like a terrible curmudgeon right now?
Reilly can stand her own ground, while still being a mother who loves her son, Gus Levy has excorsied the demons from his past and seems able to meet future challenges head on. My three stars do not do this book justice, I realize that: That was probably what was wrong with him. It changed my life. Write a customer review. There is a strong disgust for humanity permeating every page. Also, I am gleefully drunk at this particular moment so please forgive me for any logical or grammatical inconsistencies currently present in this preface.
Those readers familiar with New Orleans readily recognize that the city comes to life in Toole’s novel. In this case I think lots of people saw a big misanthropic id running roughshod and had to laugh.
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Eventually, the others got tired, their attention drawn by the frozen pizza and beer. He had no idea that his character would become a descriptive term that even people who have never read the book will use in conversation, in some cases, without knowing the origin.
It was my buddy Colin who neios the book. That’s not going to happen in New Orleans.
View all 30 comments. Colin was the chief defender. Toole,I don’t know what demons haunted you, but when you exhaled this novel you mainlined literary exuberance. As was Miniver Cheevy, he was lz too late. I hated him in the bathroom.
Each evening he attends the movies, eagerly awaiting his favorite film star’s latest feature. Jan 03, RandomAnthony rated it it was amazing Shelves: But Gottlieb ultimately told Toole by December the book was about nothing and dropped the project.
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Published January by Grove Press first published January The debate came down to Colin and me battling away over the inherent worth of A Confederacy of Dunces while the others looked for a way to exit quietly. Ignatius embraces the philosophy of Boethius, a Roman philosopher that was roughly walking the planet around AD.
Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions So I don’t work for less than no minimal wage no more. New Orleans, Louisiana United States. Look at those sales figures! I got air condition and a transistor radio an’ I read this poem up there at the top o this page an I wrote it down in one of them tablets the big guy in that green hat like so much.
Some of you get it, but the rest of you just don’t get it. Toole’s students would have had tears in their eyes. Style I thought “Confederacy” was very much like a zany TV sitcom.
The salvos came fast and fierce. My God, if I’d only persevered for another year or so, I’d have been rich! There is enough color and texture and kennwdy to fill a dozen novels but somehow John Kennedy Toole manages to compress it all into his tightly-knit tale.
But we know what is in store for Ignatius and Myrna in New York: They’re giving Ted Hughes a plaque in Westminster Abbey!
A Confederacy of Dunces
Ignatius Reilly una mezcla de Oliver Hardy delirante, Don Quijote adiposo y Tomas de Aquino perverso, reunidos en una persona, que vive a los 30 anos con su estrafalaria madre, ocupado en escribir una extensa y demoledora denuncia contra nuestro siglo; un alegato desquiciado contra una sociedad desquiciada.
Nnecios if this book has any redeemable aspects I know I’m out on my own on this one, but I detest this book. He killed himself; his mom found this manuscript and got someone to publish it. Aug 01, Lyn rated it really liked it.