Molti sono stati candidi senza saperlo. E molti continuano a credere di vivere nel migliore dei mondi possibili. Anche se le ragioni per pensarlo sembrano sempre meno. Con questo racconto morale Voltaire ha sparato a zero contro l'ordine costituito, il fanatismo religioso, l'intolleranza e l'avidità umana, perché nel 1759 il mondo era un luogo «davvero pazzo e abominevole». Sotto molti aspetti, lo è ancora. E sotto altri, lo è ancora di più. Candido è un classico da leggere e da riscoprire. Più moderno e sovversivo che mai, necessario come sempre. Introduzione di Italo Calvino. Postfazione di Julian Barnes.
- ISBN: 8831321013
- Casa Editrice: Blackie
- Pagine: 221
- Bonjour, M. Candide! Bienvenue au site Goodreads! Qu'en pensez-vous? - It's OK, we can speak English. Pour encourager les autres , as one might say. - Eh... super! I mean, good! So, what do you make of twenty-first century Britain? - Vraiment sympathique! I am reading of your little scandale with the Leggi tutto
Voltaire's novel introduces the reader to Candide, a wide-eyed, calm and slightly bland young gentleman who resides at Castle Westphalia and who believes in the philosophy that "everything in the world is for the best." One of the first scenes is filled with two emotional opposites for Candide who f Leggi tutto
Slightly disappointed with the next-Gabriel Garcia Marquez, I took on this classic next IN ONE SITTING. &... J***S! Where has this one been all my life? I adore "Candide" because it is rife with adventure, it is a speedy read, and at the very end you experience a vortex of feelings and NOVEL concepts. Leggi tutto
"Candide" is an accessible masterpiece which demonstrated to the world Volatire's genius as a satirist. The eponymous Candide is a young man tutored by an optimist who is convinced according to the cause and effect philosophy of Leibniz and perhaps is best summarized in Voltaire's leitmotif that hum Leggi tutto
I dedicate this review to my dear friend Roger, a writer of inspiring reviews. This is in great part in answer to your question: "Do you ever read anything light?" Roger made me think: what major literature work, as nothing less would do!, that I read would fit the definition of light ? Of course, Can Leggi tutto
“If this is the best of possible worlds, what then are the others?” If the world was created to drive us mad, as one character in "Candide" suggests, it is quite well suited for its purpose and running like a fine-tuned machine. If, on the other hand, everything is for the best in this best of possib Leggi tutto
I’m afraid this classic and long-winded anarchist rant is still as much Over the Top as it always was for me. Yes... Still a bit much indeed. Sure, I see what Voltaire is railing at: Effete philosophically liberal posturing - without a heart. But aren’t theorists of all stripes NOW more or less heartles Leggi tutto
panglossian - adj. characterized by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity. If an English word came from a book's character, that must be something. If the book was written and first published in the 18th century and many people still read it up t
و كان يريد أن يعرف كيف يصلون للرب في إلدورادو فقال العجوز الطيب و الحكيم و المحترم: نحن لا نصلي له فليس لدينا ما نطلبه إليه فلقد أعطانا كل ما يلزمنا و نحن نشكره باستمرار.فشعر كانديد بالفضول ليرى الكهنة فجعل كاكامبو يسأل أين يكونون؟ فضحك العجوز الطيب و قال: يا أصدقائي نحن جميعا كهنة. إن الملك و كل Leggi tutto
Zounds! This book is wildly entertaining and I giggled all the way through Candide's awful adventures. Who would have thought that murder, rape, slavery, sexual exploitation, natural disaster, pillaging, theft, and every other oppression imaginable could be so funny? Here's some pretty good insight f Leggi tutto
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