Notable Reads: “The Dialectic of American Humanism”

Some insight into John Kennedy Toole’s debate with an old professor at Columbia, as “burlesqued” by his chaotic lead character, Ignatius. There’s a lot more here than a failing pyloric valve and its owner, the beastly pseudo-intellectual, raining bad vibes on New Orleans. Toole reproduced in comic form a great pissing contest on the origins of modern humanism.

The Dialectic of American Humanism

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