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A Confederacy of Dunces

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Slapstick, not irony or sarcasm, jonn the method to capture the audience here. You know how dogs sometimes sniff each other for ages before deciding to hump? The watermark for comic literature.

It nnecios funny, sometimes uproariously so, and I smiled and chuckled throughout. Women would have wanted to sleep with me Other books in this series. It is for you, dear reader, to decide.

johh They’re giving Ted Hughes a plaque in Westminster Abbey! Feb 13, Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves: One fine morning Fortuna spun kenneyd wheel of luck and put me on a flight to NYC. View all 95 comments. Confederacy of Dunces is a masterpiece of satire and irony, a worthy recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for best novel.

If Dorian’s brief appearance was a breath of fresh air, Jones’s presence was the life raft I clung to in a maelstrom of assholery. On the other hand, there were some redeeming dramatis personae to be found amidst Toole’s merry band of walking character flaws.

That was probably what was wrong with him. View all 20 comments.

La Conjura De Los Necios

He is slothful, spoiled, and lazy. John Kennedy Toole had committed suicide over a decade before this book had eventually been published, and thereafter won a posthumous Pulitzer. Don’t have a Kindle?


Ignatius Reilly is what he left behind, a fitting memorial to a talented and tormented life. Ignatius is all the more attracted to this scheme, because he knows what effect it will have on Myrna: Suddenly, the hatred I felt and still feel for one Ignatius Jacques Reilly grew in all directions, as if it, too, were glutting itself on Paradise Hot Dogs.

To ask other readers questions about A Confederacy of Duncesplease sign up. Ignatius embraces the philosophy of Boethius, a Roman philosopher that was roughly walking the planet around AD.

I don’t recall him reading a book in the novel, but he is obviously well-read. That’s not going to happen yoole New Orleans.

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A Confederacy of Dunces: View all 84 comments. Oh my God – look at that dreadful biography of me Ignatius Reilly is a man at odds with the modern world. Full, pursed lips protruded beneath the bushy black moustache and, at their corners, sank into little folds filled with disapproval and potato chip crumbs. This is amazing and you should read it now because it’s incredibly unique and memorable. Perhaps that’s where Toole began to learn the dialect of Kenneyd Orleans known as “Yat. It’s not that I don’t love my Kindle because I do, to an almost tooe extent.

Has there ever been a more annoying, obnoxious character in literature? What enthusiastic defiance of reality! I can only hope it stays open long enough for me to write this review. I think I have a new favourite character in literature. The human body, when confined, produces certain odors which we tend to forget in this age of deodorants and other perversions.

Ugh god I loved it so much that I’m actually finding it hard to write anything coherent because all I lq think of is superlatives and hyperbole. When my brain begins to reel from kenbedy literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip. Somewhere between Portnoy’s Complaint and Don Quixote, this is a true modern masterpiece tiole well-worth the read. Next, he finds himself a street vendor of Paradise Hot Dogs, waddling along his appointed route, eating more of his ware than selling them.


I sometimes wonder why certain works are so polarizing. Miniver scorned the gold he sought, But sore annoyed was he without it; Miniver thought, and thought, and thought, And thought about it. I am tempted to take it up again one of these days, that I could determine whether an abundance of books and years under my belt may have inclined me to chortle and marvel at what previously had induced mostly pursed lips and impatient grunts—but then there are all of these one and two star reviews, by people whose opinions I respect and value, lending weighty support to my more potent determination that life is simply too short, and there are far too many books, to give up the time required for that particular Toolean experiment.

However, when I realised that Toole was a slim, neat, tidy English teacher, quite unlike the obese Ignatius, I started to imagine Toole reading extracts from the book in class. The rest is history. I re-read the novel late this past May and it still holds up.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? So I don’t work for less than no minimal wage no more. I can not imagine why.

But even this character is marred by the black stereotypes and tropes he is forced to carry.