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La conjuration des imbéciles (original: 1980; edição: 2002)

de John Kennedy Toole (Auteur), J.P. Carasso (Traduction)

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Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, --selfish, domineering, deluded, tragic and larger than life-- is a noble crusader against a world of dunces. He is a modern-day Quixote beset by giants of the modern age. In magnificent revolt against the twentieth century, Ignatius propels his monstrous bulk among the flesh posts of the fallen city, documenting life on his Big Chief tablets as he goes, until his maroon-haired mother decrees that Ignatius must work.… (mais)
Membro:C-D
Título:La conjuration des imbéciles
Autores:John Kennedy Toole (Auteur)
Outros autores:J.P. Carasso (Traduction)
Informação:10 X 18 (2002), 448 pages
Coleções:Roman
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A Confederacy of Dunces de John Kennedy Toole (1980)

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I think I laughed out loud more when reading this book than I have at any other book I've read in years. I could read a million more books about the main character Ignatius J. Reilly: a grotesquely fat, misovereducated goon with an absurdly inflated ego and the blissful detachment from reality normally found only in Iraqi military propagandists and New Age cultists. It's mindboggling to think that this is Toole's only actual published novel (The Neon Bible, his other one, was written at age 16 and only published posthumously), because there's more talent and creativity in each chapter than in many entire books: the ridiculous dialect, the insane supporting characters, the whole lunatic New Orleans setting in the book was flawless and absorbing. I think my favorite moment of failure in this comedy of failure was when Reilly tried to organize a strike among the workers on the floor of the pants factory where he works, but it's almost pointless to describe how perfectly the book portrays the tension between his utter worthlessness as a human being and the adamantine invincibility of his ego, and anyway there's also plenty of other great moments like the time when he tries to turn a gay party into a political machine, or his diary entries, or his job selling hot dogs, or the time when he ruins the debut of a bar's act involving a stripper and a parrot while inadvertently foiling a pornographic distribution ring, or that bar's janitor and Reilly's place in his constant scheming to destroy the bar.... A truly great book from start to finish. ( )
1 vote aaronarnold | May 11, 2021 |
I gave up! People either love or loath this book. Count me in among those that just did not get it! ( )
1 vote RosanaDR | Apr 15, 2021 |
It's supposed to be a satire; I understand that. It can be quite funny; I grant that. But, it is so unpleasant. I don't enjoy books where I'm meant to feel smugly superior to most of the characters. ( )
  A2Seamster | Apr 9, 2021 |
A Confederacy of Dunces is a romp through a series of misadventures in the life of one of literatures most unique main characters: Ignatius J. Reilly is the most disgusting personage set by an author to carry a reader through a novel; self-centered, and mean, slovenly, and ungrateful. Ten years of education paid for by his mother who realizes: "You learnt everything, Ignatius, except how to be a human being."
  RonWelton | Mar 24, 2021 |
Strange, brilliant, insane and demented, insightful, hilarious, unsettling - all of these adjectives describe John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer-winning A Confederacy of Dunces. Like being drunk at an amusement park, this book kept me off-kilter, and took me on unexpected rides with unforeseen turns, hills, and valleys.

Ignatius J. Reilly is, without question, the oddest character I've ever met in fiction in the 55+ years that I've been reading. He's obese, hypochondrical, narcissistic, barbaric, and probably a genius. I never grew to like him as his self-interest was unceasing. The rest of the cast of characters are probably drawn from true life combined with feverish imagination - Reilly's harried mother; his octogenarian co-worker, Miss Trixie; an unsuccessful police officer. I've not been to New Orleans since I was a child, and don't remember much about it, but it certainly came to life on these pages. If it is actually representative of New Orleans, it's a city I'd like to visit and observe.

I suspect insanity behind the writing. I know little of John Kennedy Toole, except that he took his own life and never saw his book published, never won the accolades that this book attained, or saw how popular a piece of fiction it became. But I have diagnosed him post-mortem with bipolar disorder (which I share); it would be responsible for the highs of the marvellous burble and whimsy of this book, and the lows which led him to suicide.

I didn't love the book, but I did like it very much, and found it grimly amusing. I think I'd have liked it better if I didn't myself feel like a failure, and if I hadn't seen Ignatius J. Reilly's unsuccessful life as a mirror of my own. ( )
  ahef1963 | Mar 18, 2021 |
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A pungent work of slapstick, satire and intellectual incongruities - yet flawed in places by its very virtues.
adicionado por Shortride | editarThe New York Times Book Review, Alan Friedman (Web site pago) (Jun 22, 1980)
 
Ultimately, Ignatius is simply too grotesque and loony to be taken for a genius; the world he howls at seems less awful than he does. Pratfalls can pass beyond slapstick only if they echo, and most of the ones in this novel do not. They are terribly funny, though, and if a book's price is measured against the laughs it provokes, A Confederacy of Dunces is the bargain of the year.
adicionado por Shortride | editarTime, Paul Gray (Jun 2, 1980)
 
This is the kind of book one wants to keep quoting from. I could, with keen pleasure, copy all of Jones's dialogue out and then get down to the other characters. Apart from being a fine funny novel (but also comic in the wider sense, like Gargantua or Ulysses), this is a classic compendium of Louisiana speech. What evidently fascinated Toole (a genuine scholar, MA Columbia and so on) about his own town was something that A.J. Liebling noted in his The Earl of Louisiana: the existence of a New Orleans city accent close to the old Al Smith tonality, 'extinct in Manhattan', living alongside a plantation dialect which cried out for accurate recording.
adicionado por SnootyBaronet | editarObserver, Anthony Burgess
 
El protagonista de esta novela es uno de los personajes más memorables de la literatura norteamericana: Ignatus Reilly -una mezcla de Oliver Hardy delirante, Don Quijote adiposo y santo Tomás de Aquino, perverso, reunidos en una persona-, que a los treinta años aún vive con su estrafalaria madre, ocupado en escribir una extensa y demoledora denuncia contra nuestro siglo, tan carente de teología y geometría como de decencia y buen gusto, un alegado desquiciado contra una sociedad desquiciada. Por una inesperada necesidad de dinero, se ve 'catapultado en la fiebre de la existencia contemporánea', embarcándose en empleos y empresas de lo más disparatado.
adicionado por Pakoniet | editarLecturalia
 



Ruggero Bianchi
Tuttolibri
settembre 1998
Il caso di Una banda di idioti di John Kennedy Toole ricorda sorprendentemente, per molti versi, quello di Il giovane Holden di J.D. Salinger. Opere, entrambe, di autori (quasi) esordienti e comunque alla loro prima esperienza nel campo della narrativa lunga. E scritte, entrambe, da artisti irrequieti e verosimilmente nevrotici, non disposti a campare sulla sinecura del loro primo successo. Conosciamo tutti, di Salinger, la scelta di centellinare i propri scritti e di difendere la sua scelta esistenziale, una sorte di coleridgiana morte-in-vita. Ma pochi sanno della fine di Toole, nato nel 1937 e suicidatosi nel 1969, a soli trentadue anni, lasciando alla madre il compito di trasformare in bestseller e in classico moderno un libro che forse non pensava di poter mai pubblicare e che, negli Stati Uniti, uscì grazie soltanto al parere autorevole (sebbene segretamente perplesso) del celebre critico Walter Percy, che firma anche l’introduzione all’edizione italiana.Ma le analogie non si fermano qui. Sia Il govane Holden che Una banda di idioti pongono, fin dal titolo, grossi problemi alla bravura dei traduttori.
Il primo alludendo, con la dizione originale di The Catcher in the Rye, alle figure del baseball e alle coltivazioni del mais; il secondo chiamando in causa, sotto la formula di A Confederacy of Duncies, la realtà di un Sud "confederato" nella guerra civile e l’indimenticato poema di Alexander Pope, The Dunciad (1728), un capolavoro satirico inglese del primo Settecento che nessuno oggi legge come nessuno oggi legge il Parini e, probabilmente, per le stesse ragioni. Come se non bastasse, ai due romanzi è toccata di fatto la medesima sorte in Italia. The Catcher in the Rye di Salinger, uscito nel 1952 nel nostro Paese con il titolo Vita da uomo (Casini editore, traduzione di Jacopo Darca), divenne un bestseller grazie alla nuova edizione di Einaudi del 1961 (trad. di A. Motti). A Confederacy of Duncies passò inosservato dal pubblico una quindicina d’anni fa, sebbene Luciana Bianciardi vincesse, per la sua traduzione oggi ripubblicata in altra cornice, il Premio Monselice 1983.
adicionado por cf66 | editarTuttolibri, Ruggero Bianchi
 

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Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, --selfish, domineering, deluded, tragic and larger than life-- is a noble crusader against a world of dunces. He is a modern-day Quixote beset by giants of the modern age. In magnificent revolt against the twentieth century, Ignatius propels his monstrous bulk among the flesh posts of the fallen city, documenting life on his Big Chief tablets as he goes, until his maroon-haired mother decrees that Ignatius must work.

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