Scholarship and A Confederacy of Dunces

Few offer as balanced a scholarly assessment of “Dunces” and Toole than Vernon Leighton, Cory MacLauchlin and Robert Rudnicki. The three must surely be the first port of call for those engaged in Toole related research. Here is Leighton’s blog and here is a collection of his articles. Toole’s biographer Cory MacLauchlin has presented a fine exemplar the art of biography for what is a most difficult subject to do justice to. All those who have been drawn into the wonderful Toolean/Dunce orbit and who crave reliable scholarship, are indebted to these three chaps.