A Confederacy of Dunces: Book Review by Tina
A Confederacy of Dunces Review
Ignatius J Reilly. Morbidly obese, slovenly, flatulent, more often than not extremely rude, yet highly educated and articulate, and at constant battle with modern society, its myriad perversions and the people living in it who dare commit “egregious offenses against taste and decency”.
This 30-year-old behemoth lives with his long-suffering mother Irene on Constantinople St, in 1960s New Orleans, unemployed and surviving on Irene’s welfare checks. Which suits him fine as he spends most of his days stuffing himself with cakes washed down with Dr Nut, while writing vectives and essays about his worldview and the disintegration of society. Continue reading “A Confederacy of Dunces Book Review”