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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…

Robert Musil

Born on this date (6 November). Here is Roger Kimball’s well-known take. Here too is The Monist issue dedicated to “The Philosophy of Robert Musil” and Mette Blok’s article “Robert Musil’s Literary Ethics: The Man without Qualities Reconsidered“. Musil’s debut The Confusions of Young Törless is freely available here as is Vol. I of his masterpiece The Man Without Qualities. Last,…