Candide. Ediz. inglese

Candide. Ediz. inglese

Voltaire

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Candide is a French satire by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. 

The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: or, Optimism (1947). It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply "optimism") by his mentor, Professor Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best" in the "best of all possible worlds".

Candide is characterised by its sarcastic tone as well as by its erratic, fantastical and fast-moving plot. A picaresque novel with a story similar to that of a more serious Bildungsroman, it parodies many adventure and romance clichés, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is mordantly matter-of-fact. Still, the events discussed are often based on historical happenings, such as the Seven Years' War and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. As philosophers of Voltaire's day contended with the problem of evil, so too does Candide in this short novel, albeit more directly and humorously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory; most conspicuously, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism.

As expected by Voltaire, Candide has enjoyed both great success and great scandal. Immediately after its secretive publication, the book was widely banned because it contained religious blasphemy, political sedition and intellectual hostility hidden under a thin veil of naïveté. However, with its sharp wit and insightful portrayal of the human condition, the novel has since inspired many later authors and artists to mimic and adapt it. Today, Candide is recognized as Voltaire's magnum opus and is often listed as part of the Western canon; it is among the most frequently taught works of French literature. The British poet and literary critic Martin Seymour-Smith listed Candide as one of the 100 most influential books ever written.
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    Pseudonimo di Francois-Marie Arouet, scrittore e filosofo francese. Appartenente a una famiglia della borghesia forense, fu educato in un collegio gesuitico e avviato alla carriera legale, ma lasciò presto gli studi giuridici per dedicarsi all'attività letteraria. Le tragedie "Edipo" (1718) e "Marianna" (1725) consacrarono la sua fama. Dopo un litigio con il cavaliere di Rohan, che lo fece bastonare dai propri servitori, Voltaire cercò il duello ma finì per essere rinchiuso alla Bastiglia, nel 1726. Una volta liberato, si recò in Inghilterra dove si trattenne fino al 1729, frequentandovi le maggiori personalità della politica e della cultura. Nel 1728 pubblicà "Enriade". Rientrato in Francia, pubblicò "Le lettere filosofiche" (1734),... Approfondisci
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