Jan 20, 2022

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces By {author, ☆ A Confederacy of Dunces ☆ John Kennedy Toole ☆ A Confederacy of Dunces ☆ John Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces, A Confederacy of Dunces Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeA masterwork the novel astonishes with its inventiveness it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue The New York Times Book Review A Confederacy of Dunces is

  • Publisher‏:‎ Grove Press; 20th Anniversary ed. edition (December 1, 2007)
  • Publication date‏:‎ December 1, 2007
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 858 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 226 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Not Enabled

☆ A Confederacy of Dunces ☆ John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeA masterwork the novel astonishes with its inventiveness it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue The New York Times Book Review A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece John Kennedy Tooles hero one Ignatius J Reilly is huge obese fractious fastidious a latter day Gargantua a Don Quixote of the French Quart

A Confederacy of Dunces

☆ A Confederacy of Dunces ☆ John Kennedy Toole ☆ A Confederacy of Dunces ☆ John Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces, A Confederacy of Dunces Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeA masterwork the novel astonishes with its inventiveness it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue The New York Times Book Review A Confederacy of Dunces is A Confederacy of Dunces

  • ☆ A Confederacy of Dunces ☆ John Kennedy Toole
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A Confederacy of Dunces

608 thought on “A Confederacy of Dunces

  1. When critics say Confederacy is not true to life because it s full of despicable characters unlikely situations and plot holes, I have to wonder what kind of lives they have because that s a near perfect description of mine JKT is was a master at turn of phrase with a gift for writing large the theater of the absurd, but that s not really why I love this book so much.I re read aCoD every three to five years for a humility tune up The book is a highly polished soul mirror that s a lot true to lif [...]


  2. If you ve heard of this book, but not read it, you re probably aware of the troubled circumstance of its publication Several years after having failed to be published, Toole committed suicide The story of the book would have ended there, except Toole s mother found the typescript and carted it around to people in the literary community After much persistence and not taking no for an answer, she managed to get Walker Percy to read the manuscript, and the rest is posthumous Pulitzer Prize winning [...]


  3. What an amazing book I had never heard of the book until I saw it on a co workers desk Read the story behind the book and was intrigued.I was hooked from the first page The book has a great flow to it with great evocative characters and wonderful dialogue The book was written in 1963 so you have to remember it was a different world then Helps to know a little about the social and political climate of that time period to put things in Perspective Yes Ignatius is a jerk, but that s part of the bea [...]


  4. After hearing this book s title for decades, I approached it with a big appetite for laughs After the first few pages, I had to challenge myself to figure out what human flaw, propensity, etc the author was mocking and to what end Surely the main character is ridiculous and loathsome, and for a while I really got into the different ways in which these characteristics were portrayed But I kept wanting there to be some aspect of society the American South, academia, repressed men children, sensiti [...]


  5. I read this book because it s one of the PBS top 100 I can t imagine why it made the list, or especially why it received the Pulitzer Prize The characters suck, the story sucks there is nothing good that I can say about it.


  6. Being a complete stranger to this very famous and highly praised novel, maybe I should caution other newcomers that the confederacy of the title has nothing to do with Dixie It comes from a statement by Swift that one can tell a genius from the way the dunces are all in confederacy against him The cast of the book are, one and all, clowns and caricatures, but for me the dunce in chief is none other than the eminent critic Robert Gottlieb I don t for a moment blame Gottlieb as having the slightes [...]


  7. I bought this book because Billy Connoly said in his latest TV show it was the funniest book he had read He described lending it to his daughter and hearing her laughing out loud while reading it in her room I have persevered as far as page 186 approx half way and can t find anything hilarious about it I wonder what Billy Connoly thinks of Terry Pratchett who was really funny.


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