Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Books - Reading A Confederacy of Dunces to kids
When a young relative visited me from another state, one of the first things that she said to me was, "I want to see the Prytania Theater."
When I told her that she was there last year to see a movie, she seemed surprised. "It doesn't seem to be the same as when Ignatius was there." I was a little shocked that she knew about Ignatius; that's when she told me that her mom is reading A Confederacy of Dunces to her.
What a fabulous idea! The mom can skip over some parts, but most of it is funny, funny.
Since most of the story takes place in New Orleans' high and dry land, the 'Kane didn't destroy a lot of the places that he describes. However, the Holmes Department store doesn't exist anymore; a hotel is now at the site, but the hotel managed to save the clock and even erected a statue of Ignatius.
As we drove from having a yummy breakfast at Cafe du Monde, I pointed out the Lucky Dog cart. "Ignatius is going to work for them in the next few chapters. Get ready to laugh, " I said.
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