A Confederacy of Dunces - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

John Kennedy Toole
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Chapter 11 Summary

Santa, Claude, and Irene are having coffee. The women are discussing Debbie Reynolds' new film. Ignatius has hung a "Peace to Men of Good Will Sign" outside the house and Annie has launched an inquisition. To Claude it suggests communism. Santa resumes her argument for having Ignatius put away. Mancuso, she reports, says Ignatius is wearing an earring. With his railroad pension and some rental income, Claude has bought his daughter a new electric range; Irene could use one of those. Claude is tired of living with his daughter's family. Irene says if she had a child that nice to her, she would stay where she is. Santa kicks her, and Irene innocently begins talking about her sore feet. Santa makes another face, which Irene ignores. Ignatius was heavy as a baby and carrying him ruined her feet and gave her arthritis, she...

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