I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.

Slothful, grandiose, belligerent: Ignatius Reilly, the protagonist of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces, has a temperament that only a mother could love—and even then, Mrs. Reilly isn’t so sure anymore.

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