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A Confederacy of Dunces: quotes (19)

He noticed with interest that the old woman was beginning to nod at her desk. Working conditions looked wonderful. “I have a valve which is subject to vicissitudes which may force me to lie abed on certain days. Several more attractive organizations are currently vying for my services. I must consider them first.” “Mrs. Levy…

A Confederacy of Dunces: quotes (17)

“Clean, hard-working, dependable, quiet type.” Good God! What kind of monster is this that they want. I am afraid that I could never work for a concern with a worldview like that.” 30% discount code available here a confederacy of duncesJohn Kennedy Toolenew orleansphilosophy and literature

I, John Kennedy Toole

Well, this one came from left field. A novelized true story? One has to wonder what more can be said in addition to Cory MacLauchlin’s superb biography but I will withhold judgment until I’ve read it. Ironically, published by Simon and Shyster (Robert Gottlieb), the very publisher that made such heavy weather of Ken’s book. . .…

“Amusingness Forced to Figure Itself Out”: Ignatius J. Reilly, Aesthetic Individualism, and the Modernism of Anti-Modernism

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Mr. Toole

Surprisingly enough, I hadn’t come across this before. Apparently the playwright was a student of Toole’s. If you are a Confederacy fan catch the show here. a confederacy of duncesJohn Kennedy Toolenew orleansVivian Neuwirth

John Kennedy Toole

A belated commemoration of JKT’s birthday yesterday. Everything you need to know about Toole can be found here (documentary), here (biography) and here (review of aforementioned bio). Stay tuned for the forthcoming collection of essays on Confederacy and the theatrical feature based upon JKT bio. When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that…