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A Confederacy of Dunces This City Is Famous For Its Gamblers, Prostitutes, Exhibitionists, Anti Christs, Alcoholics, Sodomites, Drug Addicts, Fetishists, Onanists, Pornographers, Frauds, Jades, Litterbugs, And Lesbians Don T Make The Mistake Of Bothering Me Ignatius J Reilly Fat, Flatulent, Eloquent And Almost Unemployable By The Standards Of Ordinary Folk He Is Pretty Much Unhinged, Too But Is He Bothered By This No For This Misanthropic Crusader Against An America Fallen Into Vice And Ignorance Has A Mission To Rescue A Naked Female Philosopher In Distress And He Has A Pirate Costume And Hot Dog Cart To Do It With.

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 397 pages
  • A Confederacy of Dunces
  • John Kennedy Toole
  • English
  • 04 June 2017
  • 9780241951590

About the Author: John Kennedy Toole

John Kennedy Toole was an American novelist from New Orleans, Louisiana, best known for his novel A Confederacy of Dunces.Toole s novels remained unpublished during his lifetime Some years after his death by suicide, Toole s mother brought the manuscript of A Confederacy of Dunces to the attention of the novelist Walker Percy, who ushered the book into print In 1981 Toole was posthumously awarde

10 thoughts on “A Confederacy of Dunces

  1. says:

    One fine morning Fortuna spun my wheel of luck and put me on a flight to NYC The person who was sitting next to me, refusing to indulge in modern day perversities like movies, pulled out his book and sat down reading He must have been enjoying it immensely, because he kept laughing out loud every now and then Soon he realized that some people had started turning around to give him weird looks Poor guy didn t have an option but to put the book down But Fortuna being the degenerate wanton that she can sometimes be, was in a mood to play a cruel joke on him Even after he had put the book down, he couldn t help suddenly bursting out into laughter More stares More embarrassment.That was when I noticed that the book he had been reading was A Confederacy of Dunces Having read it only a week earlier, I could understand that he wasn t a nutcase To th...

  2. says:

    I know I m out on my own on this one, but I detest this book I really think it glorifies whining to an extent never before seen in the human condition Everyone I know loves this book, and I know I am in a minority here But Christ That this book is so popular with people in my age bracket and not so popular with people older or younger really makes me wonder if it is part of the problem or a reflection of the boring, whiny apathy of my generation But if this book has any redeemable aspects at all, it is that it highlights just how lazy and worthless my generation is It s reflected in the reverence people my age give this book, a book whose central lesson seems to be whining is funny, and doing things is bad For dark, astounding irony about inaction and the parodoxes of a corrupt society, read Catch 22 or some of the comical writers of astroyphysics...

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    Read for the group On the Southern Literary TrailBounceBOUnceBOUNCEOh man ughh ooohhhhh.BOUNCE BOUNCE ahhhhhhhhhhhhhOh thank goodness my pyloric valve finally opened I didn t know I even had a pyloric valve until I met Ignatius J Reilly I had no idea that little valve could be so pesky I can only hope it stays open long enough for me to write this review When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.Jonathan SwiftIgnatius is trapped in the delusions of his own grandeur Ignatius embraces the philosophy of Boethius, a Roman philosopher that was roughly walking the planet around 525AD Boethius will show you that striving is ultimately meaningless, that we must learn to accept He likes Boethius because he validates Ignatius s natural slothful inclination to do as little as possible Boethius woodcut attributed to Holbein the Younger 1537.In a short lived relationship with some black workers from a pants factory he discovered that they were striving for the wrong things In a sense I have always felt something of a kinship...

  4. says:

    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 With very few exceptions, I ve found that how much I like someone is strongly correlated with how much they enjoy the book Is it their favorite book ever, omg 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 Do they not get it or find it boring You aren t my type, sorry To me, this book is like the little yellow canary that you send down a mine shaft to know whether to run the other way or not I re read Confederacy piecemeal on my grinding morning commutes last fall If you ve ever ridden the DC metro at 7 30am you know that the cars are full of serious, silent business people So, when I couldn t keep myself from cracking up, I was very obvious...

  5. says:

    I hated this book I almost gave up after the first 20 pages, but I decided to stick with it and give it a chance Wrong My first instinct was correct The only thing that might have saved this for me was if the main character Ignatius faced a long, slow, painful death There was absolutely nothing about him that I found redeeming or appealing Has there ever been a annoying, obnoxious character in literature If so, I don t want to know I had heard that this was supposed to be an hilarious book I don t think I laughed once I m left to wonder if this book would have this much hype if it wasn t for the story of its author He killed himself his mom found this manuscript and got someone to publish it Then it won the Pulitzer Truly, in the words ...

  6. says:

    I thought the book was ok One of my old boyfriends recommended it to me, and while I was reading it I told him what an asshole I thought Ignatius J Reilly was, and that I was sick of hearing about his valve He got pissed off at me and told me that I didn t get it He said Ignatius was a misunderstood genius stuck in a shitty town with no one who understood him To be honest, my eyes kind of glazed over and I don t remember the rest of his rant, but I finished the book anyway I think the most valuable thing I learned was to lie on my left side to fart One of my pet peeves is w...

  7. says:

    Authors who commit suicide find their Lovelybones eye view from the afterlife brings them no comfort David Foster Wallace Oh my God look at that dreadful biography of me and it s selling too it s like they re murdering me all over again oh if I could only commit suicide all over again but up here, you can t John Kennedy Toole Oh shut up you preening self regarding self annotating depressing pedant, what about ME My God, if I d only persevered for another year or so, I d have been rich Famous Women would have wanted to sleep with me maybe Look at those sales figures I m so miserable If there was only a way to commit suicide again up here again but there isn t.B S Johnson Put a sock in it your situation is, admittedly, redolent of a sublime irony, but the afterlife of a real artist me not you, me a real avant g...

  8. says:

    This was my second read of this unbelievable masterpiece from John Kennedy Toole who committed suicide 21 years before this book was rediscovered and published by his mother he was thus the only person to receive a posthumous Pulitzer in 1981 Ignatius P Reilly is so incredibly unforgettable I laughed from cover to cover The parrot on his shoulder reminded me of the Mexico episode in Bellow s Augie March which I also loved and reviewed here There is never a dull moment here and the implicit criticism of American consumerism was and remains revelatory and thought provoking But what really clinches the book is Ignatius and his poor long suffering, overbearing, manipulative, compulsively Catholic mother and his insane ex girlfriend Somewhere between Portnoy s Complaint and Don Quixote, this is a true modern masterpiece and...

  9. says:

    This is the book that almost broke my book club John Kennedy Toole s A Confederacy of Dunces is as famous for its back story as it is for its content It was published posthumously in 1980, over a decade after Toole ended his own life by carbon monoxide poisoning Despite having been earlier rejected by publishers, the book went on to win the Pulitzer Prize A Confederacy of Dunces is a rambling, aimless, comedic novel centered on Ignatius J Reilly, a buffoonish overweight man child with poor fashion sense, worse social skills, and deplorable hygiene Through 400 pages which is relatively long for a book in which nothing happens we follow Ignatius through various minor misadventures Ignatius goes to a bar Ignatius gets a job at Levy Pants and attempts to unionize the factory Ignatius sells hotdogs Ignatius in what passes for a large set piece attempts to use a gay soiree as a political rally Comedy is all about personal, subjective reactions Thus, any artistic medium that relies heavily on comedy is likely to engender v...

  10. says:

    Confederacy of Dunces is a masterpiece of satire and irony, a worthy recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for best novel It is funny, sometimes uproariously so, and I smiled and chuckled throughout Toole s depression and loss was not just of himself and his family, but also of us all, a genius who can create this comedic virtuosity might have written a folio of great work, and perhaps Confederacy was not even his greatest Or perhaps, the spark that drove him to so bitingly observe our culture and time was also the flame from within that ate him away too, I guess we ll never know Ignatius J Reilly is to literature as Homer Simpson is to our later culture, a grotesque than a picaresque, a satirical slap in the face of who we are, a fool s loving but damning foil to the king The comparisons to Don Quixote are unavoidable, but whereas Quixote was roguish and loveable, Ignatius never achieves the heroic, even mock heroism And he is never loveable And perhaps that is a mark of Toole s true, painful vision, that our idiosyncrasies need to be made fun of, but there is no gentleness left, that only a...

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