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A Theory of Humor (Abridged) and the Comic Mechanisms of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces

Available via Amazon.com — Amazon.ca — Amazon.co.uk — Barnes  & Noble — Indigo.ca — Indi Bound — Kobo — and last but not least, if you want to take advantage of a 30% discount (code available here), go directly to Rowman & Littlefield. Extract from Chapter 1– H. Vernon Leighton a confederacy of duncesBoethiusH. Vernon LeightonJohn Kennedy…

The artwork for Theology and Geometry

The most excellent illustrator, Matt Dawson, who did the cover for Theology and Geometry discusses and shows his process for this labour of love. Matt is someone who has impeccable artistic instincts — always far exceeding my highest expectations. The book is now available via Amazon.com — Amazon.ca — Amazon.co.uk — Barnes  & Noble — Indigo.ca —…

A Confederacy of Dunces: Stephen Fry on his decades-long struggle to adapt the most unfilmable book ever written

From The Telegraph, by Alexander Larman. As per the cover art, the edited book Theology and Geometry is in press. +++++++++ In 1969, the 31-year old, would-be author John Kennedy Toole killed himself. Frustrated and miserable that his magnum opus, a picaresque New Orleans-set comic novel entitled A Confederacy of Dunces, had failed to find a publisher,…

Un Début dans la Vie Humaine: Michael Oakeshott on education

Still on an educational theme, Paul’s chapter coincidently comes soon after I’d attended a conference on Maria Montessori. As a Montessori kid myself, I now see the many continuities going back to Boëthius’ Trivium and Quadrivium. Paul Franco’s essay on Oakeshott’s philosophy of education, “Un Début dans la Vie Humaine,” fittingly concludes part 1 of this volume, for…