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Why did John Kennedy Toole kill himself before his “Confederacy of Dunces” was published?
Germanna’s Corey MacLauchlin has done the first in-depth biography of John Kennedy Toole, the tortured author of the classic “Confederacy of Dunces.” Toole committed suicide before he saw his book, which was a huge success, published. MacLauchlin will give a talk about Toole, the biograpy,[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Iq2HKvemZw[/youtube]and show a documentary he helped make on Toole at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 at GCC’s Sealy Auditorium in Massaponax. It’s free and open to the public.