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Candide
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3 years, 11 months ago at Nov 23 19:01
"Candido" è una critica feroce all'ottimismo fedele e incrollabile, alla cieca ottusità di chi si ostina a voler credere che tutto vada nel migliore dei modi anche quando le cose non potrebbero andare peggio; una divertente quanto tagliente satira contro la immotivata insistenza di chi si ostina a credere di vivere "nel migliore dei mondi possibili", contro i giudizi a priori. Viaggiando, Candid... read more
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Manufacturer: Bantam Classics
Release date: 1 May 1984
ISBN-10 : 0553211668 | ISBN-13: 9780553211665
Philosophy (6), Satire (4), France (3), 18th Century (3), Fiction (3), Commentary (2), Adventure (2), French Literature (2), Enlightenment (2), History (2), Classic (2), French (2), 1759 (2), Novella (2), Leibniz (2), Socio-political (2), Enlightment (1), Plays (1)
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""I have wanted to kill myself a hundred times, but somehow I am still in love with life. This ridiculous weakness is perhaps one of our more stupid melancholy propensities, for is there anything more stupid than to be eager to go on carrying a burden which one would gladly throw away, to loathe one’s very being and yet to hold it fast, to fondle the snake that devours us until it has eaten our hearts away?" "'Come! your presence will either give me life or kill me with pleasure.'" "Fools ha"


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“"Candido" è una critica feroce all'ottimismo fedele e incrollabile, alla cieca ottusità di chi si ostina a voler credere che tutto vada nel migliore dei modi anche quando le cose non potrebbero andare peggio; una divertente quanto tagliente satira contro la immotivata insistenza di chi si ostina a credere di vivere "nel migliore dei mondi possibili", contro i giudizi a priori. Viaggiando, Candido si renderà conto attraverso varie disavventure che la realtà non è affatto così perfetta come veniva dipinta dal suo maestro, il filosofo Pangloss; dopo una lunga serie di peripezie per raggiungere il suo scopo, infatti, si scoprirà (assieme a tutti gli altri) ancora più infelice di prima, traendo una lezione e una massima di vita dalle sue esperienze. Attualizzando il tutto, si può notar” read more

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"In 1930, U.S. Customs seized Harvard-bound copies of Candide, claiming obscenity. Two Harvard professors defended the work, and it was later admitted in a different edition. In 1944, the US Post Office demanded the omission of Candide from a mailed Concord Books catalog. "