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 Modern Literary Masterpiece

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Mar 06, 2002
I am currently enjoying John Kennedy Toole's literary masterpiece: "A Confederacy of Dunces" for the second time.

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Jonathan Swift - Thoughts on Various Subjects

As I re-read Toole's hilarious novel, I am struck by the similarities between the condition of Ignatius J Reilly (one of the most off-putting main characters in modern literature), and the long-suffering editors of the Internet's most CONTROVERSIAL website

Here are a few short reviews, and here are a couple of links to the philosophy of Boethius which may help put this all into perspective.

If you are one of those MTV-generation short-attention-span types, this book may not be for you. It does not really get going for about 40 pages, by which time you will have put the book down and gone to play Nintendo or something.


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by because it isnt on Wed Mar 6th, 2002 at 06:41:11 AM PST
Mine would be the victor of an ethereal bunfight between Douglas Adams and Spike Milligan. Adams is more satirical, but Milligan has craziness down pat. He was in the war, you know.

Oh, and Mr DMG, will you please stop smoking the crackpipe that is slashdot. Stephen King isn't dead yet, no matter what the reprobates there think. -- because it isn't

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by Anonymous Reader on Thu Mar 7th, 2002 at 06:37:59 PM PST
Although I study entirely Spanish literature, I think Douglas Adams (D e P) is the best of all writers. On the other hand, I can sit for hours and read all about Postmodernity...

Anyway, y'all cool people who actually think I mean this should stick your head in some cold water :)



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