La Conjura de los Necios
In this book everything is extraordinary, starting with its history. Written at the start of the Sixties, the author was unable to get it published; ... Show synopsis In this book everything is extraordinary, starting with its history. Written at the start of the Sixties, the author was unable to get it published; believing himself to be a frustrated writer he committed suicide in 1969, he was 32 years old. His mother tirelessly continued to try and get it published, which she finally achieved in 1980 (by then she was 79 years old)... It is impossible to sum up the picaresque and always surprising plotline of this work, set in New Orleans and its darkest corners. Its central figure is one of the most memorable characters of North American literature: Ignatius Reilly, who still lives at the age of thirty with his eccentric mother. He is occupied with writing a long and devastating denouncement of our century; a mad plea against a mad society. Due to an unexpected need for money, he is catapulted into the frenzy of contemporary existence, embarking on the most ridiculous jobs with ridiculous companies.