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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…

Booker’s Birthday

Today marks the birth of the keyboard genius, James Booker. Check out the Booker documentary to learn more about the amazing character that was Booker. Cheryl Anne GraceJames Bookernew orleanspaintingpiano

New Orleans: A Literary History

This could be interesting since it includes Cory MacLauchlin’s “A Flaneur in the French Quarter and Beyond: John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy Of Dunces.“ a confederacy of duncesCory MacLauchlinJohn Kennedy Toolenew orleansphilosophical literatureT.R. Johnson

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,…