A Confederacy of Dunces

4.4/5

John Kennedy Toole’s hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is “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”

“Employers sense in me a denial of their values...They fear me. I suspect that they can see that I am forced to function in a century which I loathe.”

John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces