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Sixty years of A Confederacy of Dunces' Ignatius J. Reilly

Wednesday May 31, 2023. 03:33 PM , from BoingBoing
'When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.' Johnathon Swift, epigraph to A Confederacy of Dunces.

Sixty years ago, John Kennedy Toole first wrote A Confederacy of Dunces while living in Puerto Rico, teaching English to Spanish-speaking draftees as part of his military duty and after finishing a master's degree in Medieval studies. — Read the rest
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