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Miniver scorned the gold he sought, Bu A Confederacy of Dunces: I had heard that this was supposed to be an hilarious book; I don’t think I laughed once. Jan 17, R. But to tooole credit, Dunces has some redemption, some easy to find, other examples more subtle.

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 necio one of them tablets the big guy in that green hat like so much. I’m actually not sure if that was sarcasm, either. The story of the publication of the book is as fascinating as the novel itself. Published through the efforts of writer Walker Percy who also contributed a foreword and Toole’s mother, the book became first a cult classic, then a mainstream success; it earned Toole a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Fiction inand is now considered a canonical work of modern literature of the Southern United States.

A Confederacy of Dunces

It changed my life. It describes the plight of a just man in an unjust society. All this writin’s enough to turn a man into a vagran’. Ignatius Reilly, who still lives at the age of thirty with his eccentric mother.

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Through pages — which is relatively long for yoole book in which nothing happens — we follow Ignatius through various minor misadventures: I didn’t know I even had a pyloric valve until I met Ignatius J. He speaks in a wonderful, bookish formality that really confounds and pisses off everybody around him: Genius structure, brilliant dialogue, kenmedy as hell, and funny over and over.

I almost gave up after the first 20 pages, but I decided to stick with it and give it a chance. There isn’t an evil bone in his ample body.

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Perhaps a bit imprecise as well. I had cknjura idea that little valve could be so pesky. His morality is rather rigid, also. So do the myriad characters. I got such a kick out of how Myrna is the only character who gets even a kernel of truth from Ignatius and she assumes that he’s exaggerating with every stroke of tooel pen.

Slapstick, not irony or Have I lost my sense of humour?

Necio owner of Levy Pants, Gus Levy, is dumb, indifferent, and put upon by his wife, a trite, do-it-yourself psychoanalyst. Or is it his own distorted reality, paranoid delusions, and ineptitude that is the impetus of his misfortune?

Have I lost my sense of humour? These three aspects of Ignatius’ life and personality work their way to some sort of resolution at the end of the book.

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 When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: He is no necioos.

I’m very curious about how close this book was to his own life, as you could not draft these characters without some very specific models. However, kennsdy they wish to join the bourgeoisie, it is really none of my business. When I first picked toolw up, I deemed it a little too odd. Maybe it’s because Toole is the first person since Swift who could make satire purr like a satisfied lap cat.

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I cannot even remember the name of the one character I halfway liked in the entire book.

La Conjura De Los Necios

With a mustache and a hat with earmuffs, the resemblance with IP Reilly would be striking! Jan 03, RandomAnthony rated it it was amazing Shelves: The dark comedy and the constant ridicule of American consumerism make it equally thought-provoking and hilarious.

Full, pursed lips protruded beneath the bushy black moustache and, at Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here “A green hunting cap nfcios the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. And then there’s Myrna, who just might be the most effective foil ever. cojura

I might get around to fixing them once sobriety returns to me. Refresh and try again. You aren’t my type, sorry. There was absolutely nothing about him that I found redeeming or appealing. It’s Toole’s fault that he was too adept at creating characters that embody so much of what disgusts me in real people. Has there ever been a more annoying, obnoxious character in literature?