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John Kennedy Toole

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A Confederacy of Dunces Summary

Ignatius J. Reilly dresses eccentrically, holds a master's degree, has no job, is 30 years old, and lives with his widowed mother, Irene, in a dark, old house in New Orleans. He has left town only once in his life to apply for a teaching position in Baton Rouge, and that trip has become the defining event of his life, traumatizing him against travel and work. Ignatius is overweight, overeducated, and overindulged by his mother Irene...

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