Candide, or Optimism (häftad)
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Theo Cuffe
Wood, Michael (introd.)
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Candide, or Optimism

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Häftad,  Franska, 2006-05-01
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'The prince of philosophical novels' John Updike In Candide, Voltaire threw down an audacious challenge to the philosophical views of the Enlightenment to create one of the most glorious satires of the eighteenth century. His eponymous hero is an innocent young man whose tutor, Pangloss, has instilled in him the belief that 'all is for the best'. But when his love for the Baron's rosy-cheeked daughter is discovered, Candide is cast out to make his own fortune. As he and his various companions roam over the world, an outrageous series of disasters - earthquakes, syphilis, the Inquisition - sorely test the young hero's optimism, holding a mirror up to all fanatics, zealots and moral reformers of humankind. Translated and Edited by Theo Cuffe with an Introduction by Michael Wood
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  1. Fransk arrogans, och det var inte bättre förr
    Lars Kinnunen, 29 augusti 2018

    Se till att köpa den här versionen eller en med lika mycket fotnoter, för det är en hel del "passningar" Voltaire gör som är omöjliga att förstå för en modern människa, om man nu inte är djävulskt påläst. Boken är i princip en serie elände och äventyr som drabbar (sic) några nyckelpersoner, samt redogörelser för en mängd samtida händelser, som också drar elände med sig. Det som gör att man ändå orkar är den franska arrogansen; Voltaire gisslar i princip alla, även en hel del fransmän (han lyc... Läs hela recensionen

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Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer, satirist, the embodiment of the 18th-century Enlightenment. Among his best-known works is the satirical short story CANDIDE (1759). Michael Wood (introducer) is currently Straut Professor of English at Princeton. His books include Stendhal, America in the Movies, The Magician's Doubts, Franz Kafka, and The Road to Delphi. Theo Cuffe (translator) has also translated a selection of Voltaire's short stories for Penguin, Micromgas and Other Short Fictions.