A Confederacy of Dunces | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Monroe K. Spears

John Kennedy Toole
This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of A Confederacy of Dunces.
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Critical Essay by Monroe K. Spears

Noting that [A Confederacy of Dunces] was resurrected long after the author's death and published by a university press, the reader may well approach it with a certain wariness. It does not look promising…. Fortunately, this is not the case; the book needs no concessions. It is consistently entertaining and irresistibly funny, a comic epic in the great tradition of Cervantes and Fielding with a suspenseful and elaborate plot skillfully managed and the little world of New Orleans encompassing the whole modern world. (p. 7)

One of the finest things about the book is the vividness with which the speech of each character is rendered so as to be at once individual and exactly representative of his class, race, and locality—and, most important of all, both expressive of his nature and funny….

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