Line(s) of the Day #AConfederacyofDunces

A Confederacy of Dunces book cover

“When I think of my dear departed father barely cold in his grave” Ignatius murmured, pretending to wipe some moisture from his eyes. 

“Mr Reilly died 20 years ago.”

Twenty-one,” Ignatius gloated.

Ignatius T. Reilly and his mother Irene, in John Kennedy Toole’s quirky masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces (1980), published 11 years after the author’s death. In 1981 the book earned Toole a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.


6 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #AConfederacyofDunces

    • I was tempted to put in his scene with the hot dog vendor, especially as it links to the front cover, but this scene really does help shine a lot on Ignatius’ relationship with his mother. And a reminder that there really is no reasoning with some people!

    • It’s about Ignatius T Reilly’s search to find a job and his adventures with the people he gets involved with along the way. His relationship with his long-suffering mother is unique as far as I know.

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