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  • Title: La conjura de los necios
  • Author: John Kennedy Toole Ángela Pérez J.M. Álvarez Flórez
  • ISBN: 9788433920423
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback

  • El protagonista de esta novela es uno de los personajes m s memorables de la literatura norteamericana Ignatius Reilly una mezcla de Oliver Hardy delirante, Don Quijote adiposo y santo Tom s de Aquino perverso, reunidos en una persona , que a los treinta a os a n vive con su estrafalaria madre, ocupado en escribir una extensa y demoledora denuncia contra nuestro siglo, tEl protagonista de esta novela es uno de los personajes m s memorables de la literatura norteamericana Ignatius Reilly una mezcla de Oliver Hardy delirante, Don Quijote adiposo y santo Tom s de Aquino perverso, reunidos en una persona , que a los treinta a os a n vive con su estrafalaria madre, ocupado en escribir una extensa y demoledora denuncia contra nuestro siglo, tan carente de teolog a y geometr a como de decencia y buen gusto un alegato desquiciado contra una sociedad desquiciada Por una inesperada necesidad de dinero, se ve catapultado en la fiebre de la existencia contempor nea , fiebre a la que Ignatius a adir unos cuantos grados m s.La Conjura de los Necios se hizo acreedora al Premio Pulitzer, y en Francia galardonada el a o de su publicaci n como la mejor novela en lengua extranjera.John Kennedy Toole naci en Nueva Orleans en 1937 y muri e 1969.La publicaci n de La Conjura de los Necios le consagr como uno de los mejores novelistas norteamericanos de todos los tiempos Anagrama tambi n ha publicado su primera novela La Biblia de Ne n
    John Kennedy Toole Ángela Pérez J.M. Álvarez Flórez
    John Kennedy Toole was an American novelist from New Orleans, Louisiana, best known for his novel A Confederacy of Dunces.Toole s novels remained unpublished during his lifetime Some years after his death by suicide, Toole s mother brought the manuscript of A Confederacy of Dunces to the attention of the novelist Walker Percy, who ushered the book into print In 1981 Toole was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.


    One fine morning Fortuna spun my wheel of luck and put me on a flight to NYC. The person who was sitting next to me, refusing to indulge in modern day perversities like movies, pulled out his book and sat down reading. He must have been enjoying it immensely, because he kept laughing out loud every now and then. Soon he realized that some people had started turning around to give him weird looks. Poor guy didn't have an option but to put the book down. But Fortuna being the degenerate wanton tha [...]

    I know I'm out on my own on this one, but I detest this book. I really think it glorifies whining to an extent never before seen in the human condition. Everyone I know loves this book, and I know I am in a minority here. But Christ That this book is so popular with people in my age bracket and not so popular with people older or younger really makes me wonder if it is part of the problem or a reflection of the boring, whiny apathy of my generation. But if this book has any redeemable aspects at [...]

    There are a lot of ways to judge people, but I find that opinion of this book is one of the most accurate and efficient. With very few exceptions, I've found that how much I like someone is strongly correlated with how much they enjoy the book. Is it their favorite book ever, omg? Well, they're probably either a best friend, a comrade whom I hold in worship-approximating esteem, or my cool cousin or uncle or something like that. Do they not "get" it or find it boring? You aren't my type, sorry. [...]

    Jeffrey Keeten
    Read for the group On the Southern Literary TrailBounceBOUnceBOUNCEOh man ughh ooohhhhhUNCE!BOUNCE!!ahhhhhhhhhhhhhOh thank goodness my pyloric valve finally opened. I didn't know I even had a pyloric valve until I met Ignatius J. Reilly. I had no idea that little valve could be so pesky. I can only hope it stays open long enough for me to write this review. When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.Jonathan SwiftIgnatius is tr [...]

    I thought the book was ok. One of my old boyfriends recommended it to me, and while I was reading it I told him what an asshole I thought Ignatius J. Reilly was, and that I was sick of hearing about his valve. He got pissed off at me and told me that I didn't get it. He said Ignatius was a misunderstood genius stuck in a shitty town with no one who understood him. To be honest, my eyes kind of glazed over and I don't remember the rest of his rant, but I finished the book anyway. I think the most [...]

    Mary Catherine
    I hated this book. I almost gave up after the first 20 pages, but I decided to stick with it and give it a chance. Wrong. My first instinct was correct!The only thing that might have saved this for me was if the main character Ignatius faced a long, slow, painful death. There was absolutely nothing about him that I found redeeming or appealing. Has there ever been a more annoying, obnoxious character in literature? If so, I don't want to know. I had heard that this was supposed to be an hilariou [...]

    Paul Bryant
    Authors who commit suicide find their Lovelybones-eye view from the afterlife brings them no comfort:David Foster Wallace : Oh my God - look at that dreadful biography of me and it's selling too it's like they're murdering me all over again oh if I could only commit suicide all over again - but up here, you can't!John Kennedy Toole : Oh shut up you preening self-regarding self-annotating depressing pedant, what about ME?? My God, if I'd only persevered for another year or so, I'd have been rich [...]

    Michael Finocchiaro
    This was my second read of this unbelievable masterpiece from John Kennedy Toole who committed suicide 21 years before this book was rediscovered and published by his mother (he was thus the only person to receive a posthumous Pulitzer in 1981). Ignatius P Reilly is so incredibly unforgettable. I laughed from cover to cover. The parrot on his shoulder reminded me of the Mexico episode in Bellow's Augie March (which I also loved and reviewed here). There is never a dull moment here and the implic [...]

    Dear Reader,Fortuna evidently was smiling upon my being when I endeavored to undertake the consumption of this philosophical masterpiece. How amusing to stumble upon a comic homage to Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy, an homage that not only mirrors its source of inspiration in both content and structure, but moreover employs said source as a plot device of the most humorous kind. Certainly it was no mere accident; indeed it must have been a result of afflatus imparted by the goddess herself [...]

    ETA: I recently came across a physical copy of this at my favorite used-book store. The eagerness with which I grabbed said copy--and the disappointment I felt in its previous owner for the lack of annotation I found in its pages--suggests that I liked this book far more than I hated its main character. Also, I am gleefully drunk at this particular moment so please forgive me for any logical or grammatical inconsistencies currently present in this preface. I might get around to fixing them once [...]

    This is the book that almost broke my book club. John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces is as famous for its back-story as it is for its content. It was published posthumously in 1980, over a decade after Toole ended his own life by carbon monoxide poisoning. Despite having been earlier rejected by publishers, the book went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. A Confederacy of Dunces is a rambling, aimless, comedic novel centered on Ignatius J. Reilly, a buffoonish overweight man-child with poo [...]

    Ian "Marvin" Graye
    A Whiff and a Sniff and I'm OffWell, I finished and I'm glad I persisted.You know how dogs sometimes sniff each other for ages before deciding to hump?I was like that for a few years before I read the book, but more importantly I sniffed around ineffectually for the first 100 pages and could easily have blamed the book for my lack of engagement.I read the last 300 pages in a couple of sittings.I had to get on a roll.But once you commit, the book pulls you, rather than you having to push the book [...]

    Confederacy of Dunces is a masterpiece of satire and irony, a worthy recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for best novel. It is funny, sometimes uproariously so, and I smiled and chuckled throughout. Toole’s depression and loss was not just of himself and his family, but also of us all, a genius who can create this comedic virtuosity might have written a folio of great work, and perhaps Confederacy was not even his greatest. Or perhaps, the spark that drove him to so bitingly observe our culture an [...]

    A Confederacy of Dunces: John Kennedy Toole's Novel of What it Means to Miss New OrleansA Confederacy of Dunces was chosen as the first group read of On the Southern Literary Trail in March, 2012. Now, a few months after "The Trail's" FIFTH Anniversary, the readers have chosen this novel as one of it's group reads for July, 2017. Come join us!"Miniver cursed the commonplace And eyed a khaki suit with loathing;He missed the mediæval grace Of iron clothing.Miniver scorned the gold he sought, But [...]

    Side-Splittingly Funny Literary Novel: Ample Abderian TomfooleryThe Big Easy's Mensa Motley Fool, its Baissière Barbareoh boy oh boy oh boyWhen I first picked this up, I deemed it a little too odd. I thought, hell, the cover illustration shows this is grotesque humour. I put it down not to pick back up for more than a year at which point I decided to read up to page 75. What followed was not at all grotesque or surreal humor, but instead the funniest literary novel I've ever read. I LOVED IT. T [...]

    Am I being unduly harsh giving this a mere “It’s OK”? Maybe. To hear some people describe it (even people I usually correlate well with), this book is a laugh-scream riot. Hopes grow even higher when you hear the story about Toole’s mother who, after his suicide, finally gets the thing published, then sits back to watch the prizes pour in. What I viewed as a miss may have been because the bar was so high. It could be, too, that I’m just not predisposed to dysfunctional characters, all [...]

    This so-called "farce" and "classic" was more frustrating to me than entertaining. I dislike leaving a book unfinished and the only reason I continued to read it was the hope that my effort would be paid off in the end. Alas, no such reward awaited me. This further cemented my belief that the only reason classics are called so is because some committee agreed and the public thought the committee must be right. I'm afraid my lingering disillusion with this book prevents my ability to form any mor [...]

    Have I lost my sense of humour?Everyone seems to love this piece of writing, and I was highly motivated when I saw the Jonathan Swift quote in the beginning, giving the novel its name:"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."However, all I could discover in the story were the dunces, engaged in never-ending dull dialogues, showing off their vulgarity and stupidity without an ounce of fun. Slapstick, not irony or [...]

    Ugh. Most overrated book ever. What a smug pile of overripe garbage.

    Joe S
    What a colossal waste of my life. Nothing happens. Literally. That's what's wrong with this book. It's a freshman-level fiction workshop gone horribly awry. And it won what?

    The story of Toole, and the novel by which he apparently vented the demons that lurked within his existentially unhale self, is a sad one, and that foreknowledge endows A Confederacy of Dunces with a patina of melancholy before the first page is turned; a lacquer directly at odds with the immensely high expectations and consequent eagerness I brought into its reading due to the superlatives I had discovered ere I opted to take the plunge: most prevalent, its status as being rife with hilarity an [...]

    Nathan Marshall
    A weird and wonderful book. Truly, I've never read anything like it. This novel has some of the crispest, most well-painted characters I've ever read, and although I wasn't "laughing out loud" as much as the reviewers on the back cover promised, it is definitely funny as hell, and a completely cringe-worthy story. The character of Ignatius Reilly will haunt me. We all know people like this -- the over-educated, miserable, socially dysfunctional outcast who is so cut off from the world that he ma [...]

    How much do I love A Confederacy of Dunces? This much.I've read the novel at least ten times and this edition (which a friend rightfully noted displays an uglyass cover) became my glove compartment book through a few years of waiting-in-the-carpool-lane-after-school stretches. I re-read the novel late this past May and it still holds up. Genius structure, brilliant dialogue, dark as hell, and funny over and over. Mr. Toole,I don't know what demons haunted you, but when you exhaled this novel you [...]

    "Cuando en el mundo aparece un verdadero genio, puede identificársele por este signo: todos los necios se conjuran contra él." - Johnathan Swift¡Cuánto hacía que no me reía tanto leyendo un libro! Ha sido para mi realmente divertido e hilarante leer “La conjura de los necios”. Y qué verdadera pena es saber que John Kennedy Toole se suicidó a los 31 años, luego de fracasar en el intento, debido a que varios editores que le rechazaron la publicación de este libro. Su madre llevó ade [...]

    R.K. Gold
    I think I have a new favorite book. Certainly a book I will read again and one I didn’t want to put down my first go around. The story of Ignatius and his crusade against the world, making the long term lives of those he touched better off once they survived his initial destruction, was one non-stop laugh for me.What made this book work so well was the lack of perfection. Though Ignatius was a total prick he was in a world of people just as bad (just better at hiding it) and though they all lo [...]

    Easily the funniest book I’ve ever read. A masterful fugue of high and low comedy, the novel traces the exploits of Ignatius J. Reilly, thwarted author, philosopher, and medievalist, as he is tragically forced to divert energy from the writing of his magnum opus — a comparative history that will astonish a benighted world — in order to get a job. Interlaced through Ignatius’s epic employment journey (including stints as a hot dog vendor and filing clerk) is a cast of New Orleans eccentri [...]

    Ahmad Sharabiani
    A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole تاریخ نخستین خوانش: یکی از روزهای سال 2014 میلادیعنوان: اتحادیه ی ابلهان، اثر: جان کندی تول؛ برگردان: پیمان خاکسار؛ تهران، نشر: به نگار، 1391؛ در 467 ص؛ شابک: 9789646332836؛ چاپ چهارم تا ششم 1392، چاپ دیگر: تهران، زاوش، 1392؛ شابک: 9786007283189؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، نشر چشمه، 1393؛ [...]

    Barry Pierce
    Ignatius J. Reilly. Oh my sweet motherfuck. I think I have a new favourite character in literature. I don't know why I was so reluctant to pick this up. It was on my TBR for far too long, god I've been missing out on so much by not reading this novel. This is a brilliant book. Ugh god I loved it so much that I'm actually finding it hard to write anything coherent because all I can think of is superlatives and hyperbole. Eh, superlatives and hyperboles never hurt anyone. This is amazing and you s [...]

    i think i'm one of the few people in this world who didn't like this book. i really tried to read it, my dad and sister just raved about it - but i found myself bored and annoyed. it's one thing to not like characters b/c the author wrote them so brilliantly you actually have an emotional response to them, whether it be positive or negative, but with this book, i was just bored and didn't care about the characters. It was actually painful to read past one point. I absolutely could not read past [...]

    Glenn Russell
    This is a laugh-out-loud picaresque novel, a story chock-full of satire and unforgettable humorous detail as we follow the adventures of our larger-than-life rascal-hero, Ignatius J. Reilly, floundering and farting his way through New Orleans in the 1960s. If you think of a novel-length R. Crumb cartoon you would not be far off. Some of the characters we meet: the manager of hot dog carts that sticks a long fork to the thick neck of Ignatius, the owner of a pants factory who constantly has to do [...]

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