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" When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. "
The Torch - Página 328
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Berlioz and His Century: An Introduction to the Age of Romanticism

Jacques Barzun - 1982 - 448 páginas
...list presented by the musicians of the Institute to the full body, thus confirming Swift's dictum that "when a true genius appears in the world, you may...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." Berlioz withdrew his name and Onslow was elected. Berlioz had meantime written an obituary review of...
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The Hero in Transition

Ray Broadus Browne, Marshall William Fishwick - 1983 - 324 páginas
...similar pattern although the epigraph to the novel supplies a clue or perhaps an ironic misdirection. "When a true genius appears in the world, you may...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." (Jonathan Swift, "Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting.) The irony of this statement in...
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A Confederacy of Dunces

John Kennedy Toole - 2007 - 416 páginas
...ISBN 0-8021-3020-8 (pbk.) Grove Press 841 Broadway New York, NY 10003 04 05 06 07 40 39 38 37 36 35 When a true genius appears in the world, you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift — "THOUGHTS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS, MORAL AND DIVERTING" FOREWORD Perhaps the best way...
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And I Quote: The Definitive Collection of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the ...

Ashton Applewhite, Tripp Evans, Andrew Frothingham - 1992 - 499 páginas
...Georg Christoph Lichtenberg There is no great gen us without a touch of madness. — Seneca the Younger When a true genius appears in the world, you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. — Jonathan Swift Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. — Thomas...
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Phillips' Book of Great Thoughts, Funny Sayings: A Stupendous Collection of ...

Bob Phillips - 1993 - 343 páginas
...GAMBLING Without danger the game grows cold. GENIUS Genius is only great patience. Count de Buffon When a true genius appears in the world you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift Everyone is a genius at least once a year, a real genius has „ his original ideas...
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John Gay and the London Theatre

Calhoun Winton - 1993 - 212 páginas
...(iv.52-54). This is a Swiftian comment, resonating with one of that author's "Thoughts on Various Subjects": "When a true Genius appears in the World, you may know him by this infallible Sign, that the Dunces are all in Confederacy against him."17 Jack Oaf fails to gain the...
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Greatness: Who Makes History and why

Dean Keith Simonton - 1994 - 502 páginas
...his claims, these suggestions were not welcomed by the medical establishment. Jonathan Swift said, "When a true genius appears in the world you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." If only it were so simple! For resistance to new ideas is by no means confined to the ignorant. Ironically,...
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Genius: The Natural History of Creativity

H. J. Eysenck - 1995 - 344 páginas
...concept of 'psychoticism', which is fundamental to the theory here developed. The nature of genius When a true genius appears in the world, you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift Popular concepts of genius There are many books on the topic of genius; since the days...
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Standing at the Crossroads: Southern Life in the Twentieth Century

Pete Daniel - 1996 - 259 páginas
...fate and on the fate of all creative people who labor in obscurity, undiscovered and unappreciated. "When a true genius appears in the world, you may...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." These writers, only a sampling of the five hundred or so who have produced novels since 1940, are bonded...
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Now All We Need Is a Title: Famous Book Titles and How They Got That Way

Andre Bernard - 1996 - 127 páginas
...of Toole's grieving mother — it won a Pulitzer Prize Toole's title describes the novel to a tee: "When a true genius appears in the world, you may...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him" (Jonathan Swift, 'Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting") «*) EUDORA WELTY A Curtain of...
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