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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221146231
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 216
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Voltaire, Please, Come Back!

Release date : 02/10/2014
How can Candide, an eighteenth century philosophical tale, still be relevant to today’s idea of Europe?
It is at once still a valid manifesto today and an educational treatise of European construction. André Glucksmann gives us his utterly rejuvenating rereading of Voltaire, together with a deeply committed analysis. In Candide, Voltaire scrutinises two visions of the world back to back: the blind optimism of Pangloss the... It is at once still a valid manifesto today and an educational treatise of European construction. André Glucksmann gives us his utterly rejuvenating rereading of Voltaire, together with a deeply committed analysis. In Candide, Voltaire scrutinises two visions of the world back to back: the blind optimism of Pangloss the philosopher and the never-ending pessimism of Martin, the hero’s fellow traveller. Faced with a Europe that is more and more reactionary, which fears the poor and the unknown, Voltaire’s tale stands as a eulogy to the gypsy, to the beggar, the vagrant, thus reinstating him as a defender of Human Rights long before his time.
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EAN : 9782221146231
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 216
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont