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He was working on his doctoral studies when called up for military service in and was stationed in Puerto Rico. Indeed, I pitched it and moved on to greener and funnier pastures before the halfway mark, a deed which, at that time in my life—and so long ago that I can barely recall any specifics of what took place—was simply unheard of. I hated Ignatius at work.

Truly, in toope words of the great Dorothy Parker, this is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. El autor, John K.

Comedy is all about personal, subjective reactions. However, when I realised that Toole was a slim, neat, tidy English teacher, quite unlike the obese Ignatius, I started to imagine Toole reading extracts from the book in class.

Reader, I hated him.

Perhaps this was the plan of some devious alpha-male, to thus corrupt neciox otherwise sheltered and virginal innocence of my mentality. I don’t recall him reading a book in the novel, but he is obviously well-read. The side characters are just as bad. You don’t want to live next to him. Certainly it was no mere accident; indeed it must have been a result of afflatus imparted by the goddess tiole in collaboration with the muses Thalia and Calliope.

I’m actually not sure if that was sarcasm, either. What a colossal waste of my life. View all 19 comments. There is something between me and the Pulitzers.

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.

Everyone seems to love this piece of writing, and I was highly motivated when I saw the Jonathan Swift quote in the beginning, giving the novel its name: Mar 24, Conrad rated it did not like it Shelves: Through df quixotic anti-hero, Ignatius J. Gracias a la tenacidad e insistencia de su madre hoy podemos disfrutar de esta deliciosa obra galardonada con el Premio Pulitzer. Yet, on the other hand, there exists a greater number of GR friends or familiars who exuberantly loved this book, thought it was fantastic, forged connexions with one, some, or all of the characters and situations, Toole’s ironic jiggling of life’s antennae and slippery dispensations of a hob-nailed boot—and then I’m left puzzled inside at my own inability to appreciate what just simply worked for so many others.

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Escrito a principios de los lo 60, el autor no pudo conseguir que se editara; creyendose un escritor frustrado se suicido ena los 32 anos.

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 loat I think I have a new favorite book. His afternoons find him before the flickering screen of the television as he screams at And his minx constantly hints that she is freed in this manner time and again through the interesting male individuals who attach themselves to her social causes. If there was only a way to commit suicide again up here again Looking for beautiful books?

What is it that intrigues people about this book? Y, sin embargo, el cnjura alcanzo en pocos meses un exito inmenso, coronado en con el premio Pulitzer. He is disruptive, dishonest, and frankly disgusting. 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 kennecy Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

The story of Toole, and the novel by which he apparently vented the demons that lurked within his existentially unhale self, is a sad one, and that foreknowledge endows A Confederacy of Dunces with a patina of melancholy before the first page is turned; a lacquer directly at odds with the immensely high expectations and consequent eagerness Tooe brought into its reading due to the superlatives I had discovered ere I opted to take the plunge: 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 A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole A Confederacy of Dunces is a picaresque novel by American novelist John Kennedy Toole which reached publication ineleven years after Toole’s suicide.


I never even read newspapers. John Kennedy Toole committed suicide innever seeing his novel in print. He is, in other words, relatively sane. I can only hope it stays open long enough for me to write this review. Certainly it was no mere accident; indeed it must have been a result of afflatus imparted by the goddess herself Dear Reader, Fortuna evidently was smiling upon my being when I endeavored to undertake the dee of this philosophical masterpiece.

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He has no ambition. But because everyone was equally stereotyped and lampooned it didn’t come off as offensive. View all 33 comments. He’s motivated by the greater good, only he hasn’t factored people into the equation.

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I had the time of my life with Beaumarchais yesterday, laughing out loud several times at his play, so maybe my sense of humour is just dated. I had to get on a roll. 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-gardist, a true believer – is wretched – look – hardly any of my God damned books are in print any more.

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