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Frank Lavallo hosts two readers and the three of them summarize the world’s greatest works of classic literature, giving their reactions along the way. If SparkNotes had an audio best friend, it would be us!

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"A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole

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Host: Frank Lavallo

Readers: Patrick Andrews & Scott Rich

Endnotes: Ted Schwartz

Author: John Kennedy Toole

Year of Publication: 1980

Plot: A Confederacy of Dunces follows the life and misadventures of Ignatius Jacques Riley, whom Walker Percy described as a "slob extraordinary, a mad Oliver Hardy, a fat Don Quixote, a perverse Thomas Aquinas rolled into one."

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