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The Calm Before the Storm: Housekeeping Together

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter, based on copious correspondence, reconstructs the Rolands’ private life in Amiens (1781–1784) and the Beaujolais, from 1784: everyday routines, diet, illnesses and remedies, ... More


The Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques

Roger Pearson

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158806
eISBN:
9780191673375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158806.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Three hundred years after his birth in 1694, this is the first comprehensive study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques: the philosophical tales for which he is now best remembered and which include ... More


Fallen Fables

ROGER PEARSON

in The Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158806
eISBN:
9780191673375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158806.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the different fables that were written by Voltaire, such as Zadig, La Princesse de Babylone, and Candide. It shows how the Voltairian conte is able to undermine and mock the ... More


Small Consolations: Songe de Platon, Histoire des voyages de Scarmentado, and Les Deux Consolés

ROGER PEARSON

in The Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158806
eISBN:
9780191673375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158806.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Prior to the publication of Candide in 1759, there was an eight-year period in which none of Voltaire's works emerged, with the sole exceptions of the Songe de Platon, Histoire des voyages de ... More


The Candid Conte: Candide ou lʼoptimisme

ROGER PEARSON

in The Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158806
eISBN:
9780191673375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158806.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses Candide, which is considered to be Voltaire's longest and funniest story. Some have even considered it to be the best of all the possible contes. Candide is an important work ... More


Candide

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

Each decade has its uniquely influential title. In the 1920s, it was Show Boat; in the 1930s, On Your Toes; and in the 1940s, Oklahoma!. In the 1950s it was Candide: because of its extraordinary ... More


Lunacy in the Cosmopolis (1759): Expansion and Imperial Recoil

Carol Watts

in The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter investigates the global trajectories of empire at work in three novels from the war's annus mirabilis, 1759: Voltaire's Candide, Samuel Johnson's Rasselas and Laurence Sterne's Tristram ... More


Persons as Food in Voltaire’s Candide

Jennifer Tsien

in Persons: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190634384
eISBN:
9780190634421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634384.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Voltaire’s Candide describes a number of scenes involving the reification of nameless characters, stories in which their personhood is denied or diminished through slavery or cannibalism. The way ... More


The Indispensable Enlightenment: Molière and Voltaire

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter looks at the period of the Enlightenment, or the Age of Reason. It studies two great and representative authors: Molière and Voltaire. The middle of the seventeenth century saw ... More


Making the Garden Grow

Mari Yoshihara

in Dearest Lenny: Letters from Japan and the Making of the World Maestro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190465780
eISBN:
9780190943790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465780.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Bernstein’s dream of bringing young musicians from around the world to study and share music together was realized in Sapporo not only in 1990 but every year that followed. The Pacific Music Festival ... More


Fugitive Freedom

Jimmy Casas Klausen

in Fugitive Rousseau: Slavery, Primitivism, and Political Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257294
eISBN:
9780823261512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257294.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

While Chapters 3 and 4 exposed failings in other Rousseauian projects of freedom, this final chapter draws together seemingly unapologetic moments of political resistance across Rousseau’s writings. ... More


Opera

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter analyzes the two most celebrated American composers of “serious” music, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, whose music today is still most regularly programmed not just in the United ... More


Conclusion: Pope's Essay on Man and the Afterlife of English Freethinking

in The Fringes of Belief: English Literature, Ancient Heresy, and the Politics of Freethinking, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758772
eISBN:
9780804769792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758772.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers Britain's links to the continental Enlightenments that follow later in the eighteenth century. It describes how the continental reception of Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man ... More


Candide, Jurassic Park, and Noah

Alexandre Meinesz

in How Life Began: Evolution's Three Geneses

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226519319
eISBN:
9780226519333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226519333.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter begins with a discussion of Voltaire's most famous tale, Candide, ou l'optimism, published in 1759. The story of Candide is a long series of mishaps, calamities, and catastrophes endured ... More


Candide

Howard Pollack

in The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist's Life and Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190458294
eISBN:
9780190458324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter represents the most thorough and accurate study to date of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, including its long, torturous history both before and after its 1956 premiere. It pays special ... More


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