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PDF ↠ BOOK A Confederacy of Dunces FREE ´ Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereA green hunting cap sueezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head The green earflaps full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at onceLong in that bus was like hurtling into the abyss But Ignatius's uiet life of tyrannizing his mother and writing his endless comparative history screeches to a halt when he is almost arrested by the overeager Patrolman Mancuso who mistakes him for a vagrant and then involved in a car accident with his tipsy mother behind the wheel One thing leads to another and before he knows it Ignatius is out pounding the pavement in search of a jobOver the next several hundred pages our hero stumbles from one adventure to the next His stint as a hotdog vendor is less than successful and he soon turns his employers at the Levy Pants Company on their heads Ignatius's path through the working world is populated by marvelous secondary characters the stripper Darlene and her talented cockatoo; the septuagenarian secretary Miss Trixie whos Authors who commit suicide find their Lovelybones eye view from the afterlife brings them no comfortDavid Foster Wallace Oh my God look at that dreadful biography of me and it's selling too it's like they're murdering me all over again oh if I could only commit suicide all over again but up here you can'tJohn Kennedy Toole Oh shut up you preening self regarding self annotating depressing pedant what about ME My God if I'd only persevered for another year or so I'd have been rich Famous Women would have wanted to sleep with me maybe Look at those sales figures I'm so miserable If there was only a way to commit suicide again up here again but there isn'tB S Johnson Put a sock in it your situation is admittedly redolent of a sublime irony but the afterlife of a real artist me not you me a real avant gardist a true believer is wretched look hardly any of my God damned books are in print any No one loves them just the odd post grad creep scribbling a note in the margins of something unreadable If there was only a way to commit suicide again up here again but there isn'tSylvia Plath Bloody men Up here Again No escape And look They're giving Ted Hughes a plaue in Westminster Abbey Fuck

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Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereA green hunting cap sueezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head The green earflaps full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at once Full pursed lips protruded beneath the bushy black moustache and at their corners sank into little folds filled with disapproval and potato chip crumbsMeet Ignatius J Reilly the hero of John Kennedy Toole's tragicomic tale A Confederacy of Dunces This 30 year old medievalist lives at home with his mother in New Orleans pens his magnum opus on Big Chief writing pads he keeps hidden under his bed and relays to anyone who will listen the traumatic experience he once had on a Greyhound Scenicruiser bound for Baton Rouge Speeding a One fine morning Fortuna spun my wheel of luck and put me on a flight to NYC The person who was sitting next to me refusing to indulge in modern day perversities like movies pulled out his book and sat down reading He must have been enjoying it immensely because he kept laughing out loud every now and then Soon he realized that some people had started turning around to give him weird looks Poor guy didn't have an option but to put the book down But Fortuna being the degenerate wanton that she can sometimes be was in a mood to play a cruel joke on him Even after he had put the book down he couldn't help suddenly bursting out into laughter More stares More embarrassmentThat was when I noticed that the book he had been reading was A Confederacy of Dunces Having read it only a week earlier I could understand that he wasn't a nutcaseTo those who haven't read this book yet WARNING 'A Confederacy of Dunces' is extremely hilarious and is known to have caused uncontrollable laughter in several cases Read it in public at your own risk

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A Confederacy of DuncesE desperate attempts to retire are constantly comically thwarted; gay blade Dorian Greene; sinister Miss Lee proprietor of the Night of Joy nightclub; and Myrna Minkoff the girl Ignatius loves to hate The many subplots that weave through A Confederacy of Dunces are as complicated as anything you'll find in a Dickens novel and just as beautifully tied together in the end But it is Ignatius selfish domineering and deluded tragic and comic and larger than life who carries the story He is a modern day uixote beset by giants of the modern age His fragility cracks the shell of comic bluster revealing a deep streak of melancholy beneath the antic humor John Kennedy Toole committed suicide in 1969 and never saw the publication of his novel Ignatius Reilly is what he left behind a fitting memorial to a talented and tormented life This was my second read of this unbelievable masterpiece from John Kennedy Toole who committed suicide 21 years before this book was rediscovered and published by his mother he was thus the only person to receive a posthumous Pulitzer in 1981 Ignatius P Reilly is so incredibly unforgettable I laughed from cover to cover The parrot on his shoulder reminded me of the Mexico episode in Bellow's Augie March which I also loved and reviewed here There is never a dull moment here and the implicit criticism of American consumerism was and remains revelatory and thought provoking But what really clinches the book is Ignatius and his poor long suffering overbearing manipulative compulsively Catholic mother and his insane ex girlfriend Somewhere between Portnoy's Complaint and Don uixote this is a true modern masterpiece and well worth the readAlso a good read now with Drumpf the tiny handed Dunce in the White House With a mustache and a hat with earmuffs the resemblance with IP Reilly would be striking