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Explorations Read-Aloud: “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole

Friday, October 27, 2023 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Every Friday, at 11:00 am, on the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, the library will stream a brand new recording of local thespian, Joseph Coté reading aloud selections from a wide variety of fascinating and entertaining books of fiction and non-fiction.

For October 27, Coté will read aloud from John Kennedy Toole’s novel A Confederacy of Dunces.


SummaryA Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece.

John Kennedy Toole’s hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, and his doomed attempts to integrate with society.  A tad over-weight, a bit fractious and fastidious, Ignatius is otherwise happy as a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the South – only with hot dogs for windmills.

“His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans’ lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures”  Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times

Click the links to find the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

Thoughts to share? Book ideas to suggest?
Contact Joseph at friday-explorations@usa.net

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