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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 —…

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…

Bowie’s Bookshelf

Pretty naff cover what with the Aladdin Sane lightening bolt layered over a decent photo. The UK cover is better. Anyway, the books (and periodicals) have a strong dose both of sophisticated and pretty basic humour, counterposed by books of philosophical interest, especially if one is wary of regressive Leftism. The following are the most…