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  • From: RHONDA MCDONNELL <rhonda_mcdonnell AT>
  • To: "percy-l AT" <percy-l AT>
  • Subject: Re: [[percy-l] ] Is Percy Toole?
  • Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 23:26:47 +0000

Hmmm reminiscent of the Francis Bacon wrote Shakespeare camp (but inverted) or something like it? Confederacy of Dunces, to my remembrance, shares little with Percy’s fiction stylistically or thematically. Nor was it Percy’s humor. Percy was sly and clever typically, not scatalogical in the way Toole is with Ignatius Reilly’s farting or broad in the way buffoonery is used to such effect by Toole. What do all y’all think?

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On Apr 16, 2024, at 2:03 PM, Michael Martin Serafin <michael_serafin AT> wrote:

I just saw that a featured speaker at the upcoming Percy Weekend event alleges that Percy may have written "Confedeacy of Dunces" rather than Toole. Percy supposedly hints at this in his archival papers. What to make of this?

Michael Martin Serafin
Chicopee, MA.

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