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A Confederacy of Dunces (4)

Last in the series.

I mentioned the uptown neighborhood where Ignatius lives with his mom earlier. We'll just add that "there were no shrubs. There was no grass. And no birds sang."

Ignatius, entering the garage where the carts are kept, preparing to vend some weenies: "...the protruding hairs in his nostrils analyzing, cataloging, categorizing and classifying the distinct odors of hot dog, mustard, and lubricant."

Myrna Minkoff and Ignatius: "We were left alone, all cold coffee and hot words."

Myrna and Ignatius, "attacking one another with conversation."

Pearls of wisdom from Ignatius:

• "deodorants and other perversions"

• Irene Riley reads "Father Keller and Billy Graham in the paper everyday." Ignatius: "Oh my God, no wonder you are so lost."

• Ignatius just trying to scribble his genius out onto the Big Chief tablets in his room, says to his mother, "Don't you have a bottle of moscatel baking in the oven?"

• "Psychiatry is worse than communism."

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synecdoche: the part is substituted for the whole, or the whole for the part.

metonymy: "one word is substituted for another with which it stands in close relationship in common language"

"ignatius had bought a large, elegant limited edition of the English translation and all fifteen dollars of its price hit Patrolman Manusco in the with the force of a dictionary."

"He paused to light a Benson & Hedges and cleared some of the phlegm of English history from his throat."

"At last ... a white smock billowed off the trolley and whipped into the garage."

JONES: "Ooo-wee ... The green cap mother. In person. Live."
OMNISCIENT THIRD-PERSON NARRATOR: "... the green cap mother said to Lana Lee."

"bandage plastered over his headache."

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