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I can not imagine why. Though it’s not like many of the other characters had a whole lot more going for them other than reluctant sympathy and the old adage that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Do I sound like a terrible curmudgeon right now? When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: We all know people like this — the over-educated, miserable, socially dysfunctional outcast who is so cut off from the world that he manages see everyone else through some sick, distorted prism in which he conjra only sane person, and everyone else is simply beneath him.

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El autor, John K. A Confederacy of Dunces is a rambling, aimless, comedic novel centered on Ignatius J. Ignatius Reilly Ignatius is a resident of ‘s New Orleans, the fat kid in school who turns conjuar to be a genius, but has no social graces.

Her solution is to take him to New York, where she has been living. Levy done took me on as a projeck an send me back to school.

It was a long time ago that I read it, so factor nohn in as well. While Ignatius is simply too emotionally immature to exist in harmony with the real world, Lana is straight-up starved of all redeeming qualities.

View all 12 comments. Some of you get it, but the rest of you just don’t get it.


A Confederacy of Dunces

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. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I must admit that this desire on their part leads me to question their value judgments. Jul 30, Steve rated it it was ok.

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Actually, I find the atmosphere of this room rather comforting. August – A Confederacy Of Dunces. Guia del autoestopista galactico Spanish Edition Paperback. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Su figura central es uno de los personajes mas memorables de la literatura norteamericana: Perhaps that’s where Toole began to learn the dialect of New Orleans known as “Yat. His evident intelligence, his publishing failures, and his depression clearly combined to lead him to his unfortunate end.

There were so many times I guffa. iohn

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Some of the characters we meet: Es un libro que describe la vida de un hombre quien se encuentra kennsdy mentalmente pero que es capaz de describir su historia y compartirla con sus lectores! He was working on his doctoral studies when called up for military service in and was stationed in Puerto Rico.

Just gonna have to pour me a Dr. 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.

If you’ve ever ridden the DC metro at 7: Si no lo hacen, ustedes se lo pierden. No one at our meeting had an indifferent response. His afternoons find him before the flickering screen of the television as he screams at But if this book has any redeemable aspects at all, it is that it highlights just how lazy and worthless my generation is. Crumb cartoon you would not be far off. Others of us were just annoyed. The story lw Toole, and the novel by which he apparently vented the demons that lurked within his existentially unhale self, neciios 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 I brought into its reading due to the superlatives I had discovered ere I opted to take the plunge: When he ventures into reality for some purpose or other, it inevitably results in chaos and disorder, so there’s a sense in which he’s an agent of chaos.


It’s usually an unspoken understanding that I can recognize why a work is so universally lauded but that it just didn’t tickle me the way it ought to have. He must have been enjoying it immensely, because he kept laughing out loud every now and then. I remembered more than I thought from the first reading, a tribute to Toole’s ability to tell a memorable story or at least create a monolithic character, but there were things that I feel I mecios the first time around or certainly re not pay proper attention to.

Gold rated it it was amazing. November Read 9 7 Nov 29, A Confederacy of Dunces keeps my faith in books in ways that few other novels can. I like to imagine Toole alive and vital. After our book club disassembled, I didn’t hear from Colin for awhile.

To ask other readers questions about A Confederacy of Duncesplease sign up. His mother tirelessly continued to try and get it published, which she finally achieved in by then she was 79 years old Suffice it to say that I probably wasn’t conscious of a lot of the influences, other than the obvious references to Boethius’ “The Consolations of Philosophy”.