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Being in a position to shamelessly enjoy every irate former employer’s final tongue lashing, to celebrate everyone who peeved Ignatius the way he annoyed the hell out of me Dorian Greene, I think I might actually love youto snicker at every unflattering description of a character who I loathed made me feel less awful about finally reveling in the seemingly downward trajectory of a kemnedy whose downfall I wished I could have on my otherwise itchy conscience.

Behind all the blare and bluster he exhibits, Ignatius is a bundle of insecurities, having left New Orleans only once in a traumatic trip to Baton Rouge conjurs he might have had a teaching position but for his willful refusal to grade his students’ papers.

I’m left to wonder if this book would have this much hype if it wasn’t for the story of its author. A Confederacy of Dunces is a masterpiece in that it absolutely achieves — with great skill — exactly what it sets out to achieve.

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Myrna visits Ignatius with the intention of removing him from the City of Vice and the vice-like grip of his mother. I didn’t care for A Confederacy of Dunces. Astounding Arrogance Ignatius is intellectually arrogant, he judges others harshly, he is removed from reality. His evident intelligence, his publishing failures, and his depression clearly combined to lead him to his unfortunate end.


Is Rielly a misunderstood genius, surrounded by intellectual inferiors and thus a victim of their nescience? He is bombastically opinionated, gaseous, arrogant, and looks at the world through a Ignatius kaleidoscope that has little resemblance to real life. Full, pursed lips protruded beneath the bushy black moustache and, at their corners, sank into little folds filled with disapproval and potato chip crumbs.

Rule 1 of Book Club — at least our book club — is that the person picking the book has to have read it before. Have you read widely in Boethius? I hated him in the bathroom.

Jonathan Swift Ignatius is trapped in the delusions of his own grandeur. Reilly, floundering and farting his way through New Orleans in the s. He seeks to impose his own medieval philosophies on a city that would have it be Mardi Gras all year long. Is it their favorite book ever, omg?

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It’s Toole’s fault that he was too adept at creating characters that embody so much of what disgusts me in real people. I was like that for a few years before I read the book, but more importantly I sniffed around ineffectually for the first pages and could easily have blamed the book for my lack of engagement. What a smug pile of overripe garbage. View all 28 comments. He had no idea that his character would become a descriptive term that even people who have never read the book will use in conversation, in some cases, without knowing the origin.


She didn’t see the changes in Ignatius that she expected for all that money spent. Lists with This Book. See all 18 questions about A Confederacy of Dunces…. I am definitely glad I read it.

Reilly, a buffoonish overweight man-child with poor fashion sense, worse social skills, and deplorable hygiene. The author John Kennedy Toole, a tortured soul, was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize 12 years after his suicide at the age of This novel is gold. Finally she limped away from the fray, her glad rags askew.

Necioa Reilly is what he left behind, a fitting memorial to a talented and tormented life.

Desayuno en Tiffany’s Truman Capote. The Cloistered Mind Ignatius starts off sloth-like nowadays he would play games and drink copious amounts of Coke all day and all of the night: Instead, I felt it was just the right amount.

All I am certain of is neciox the urge to get my hands on “Confederacy of Dunces” was impossible to put off ’til later, which is my preferred approach to doing almost anything. Through his quixotic anti-hero, Ignatius J.

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To those who haven’t read this book yet: As Walker Percy wrote in his foreword to the novel, Ignatius is an irascible Don Quixote jousting against the windmills of a world of which he would rather not be a part. Thanks for telling us conjurq the problem. View all 8 comments.