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A Confederacy of Dunces
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A Confederacy of Dunces_Mar 2012 > Source for the novel's title

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Lawyer (goodreadscommm_sullivan) | 2699 comments Mod
Toole derived the title of his novel from Jonathan Swift.

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."--Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting (1706)


Jessie J (subseti) | 296 comments Ignatius seems the type to take Swift at face value (by choice, of course)!


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Ian "Marvin" Graye That is a pretty severe part.

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