A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole November 4 2019

A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole November 4 2019

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Updated on Aug 19, 2019

A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole

What A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole
When Monday, November 4, 2019
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
By JC Book Club
Where Amelia's Bistro
187 Warren Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
How to find us We will be in the private room downstairs.
Located in JERSEY CITY, NJ

Meeting Agenda: This is a book-voting Meetup -- please arrive early if you want to vote; we have reserved the room starting at 6:15. Formal discussion of this month's book will start around 7.


"A green hunting cap squeezed 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." So enters one of the most memorable characters in recent American fiction.

The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter". His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures. [Amazon Editorial Review]

Amazon Customer, 5.0 out of 5 stars, "His Royal Malignancy":

When critics say Confederacy is not true-to-life because it's full of despicable characters; unlikely situations; and plot-holes, I have to wonder what kind of lives they have---because that's a near perfect description of mine. JKT is (was) a master at turn-of-phrase with a gift for writing large the theater-of-the-absurd, but that's not really why I love this book so much.

I re-read aCoD every three to five years for a "humility tune up." The book is a highly polished soul mirror that's a lot more true-to-life than most people want it to be. Ignatius, or "His Royal Malignancy" as I like to call him, is the central character, and an extreme example of an arrogant bastard with absolutely nothing to be arrogant about, but the whole book is like a case study for John Calvin's doctrine of total depravity; everyone in it is---to some degree--indelibly screwed up. I suspect this is why so many people hate this book. At some point they see themselves here and realize that the depth of their own depravity is invariably greater than they suspected, realized, or certainly would ever have cared to admit.

If you love Ignatius J. Reilly, there is probably something really wrong with you, but if you hate him---there definitely is. Either way, you're doomed.

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