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Candide

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Candide, ou l'Optimisme ( kon-DEED, French: [kɑ̃did] (listen)) is a French satire first published in 1759 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: 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 by his mentor, Professor Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow and painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes Candide with, if not rejecting Leibnizian 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 characterized by its  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 coming-of-age narrative (Bildungsroman), it parodies many adventure and romance clichés, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is bitter and 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 does Candide in this short theological novel, albeit more directly and humorously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers. Through Candide, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism.Candide has enjoyed both great success and great scandal. Immediately after its secretive publication, the book was widely banned to the public 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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Candide

Operetta by Leonard Bernstein

  • Desc: Candide is an operetta with music composed by Leonard Bernstein, based on the 1759 novella of the same name by Voltaire. The operetta was first performed in 1956 with a libretto by Lillian Hellman; but since 1974 it has been generally performed with a book by Hugh Wheeler which is more faithful to Voltaire's novel.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candide_(operetta)
  • Type: Thing, MusicComposition
  • Result Score: 413.76
Candide

Candide

Book by Voltaire

  • Desc: Candide, ou l'Optimisme is a French satire first published in 1759 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; Candide: or, The Optimist; and Candide: Optimism.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candide
  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 239.79
Candide Thovex

Candide Thovex

French skier

  • Desc: Candide Thovex is a French professional skier, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is notable for his creative freestyle skiing movies and professional accomplishments.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candide_Thovex
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 126.94

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Novel by Balli Kaur Jaswal

I Am Charlotte Simmons

Novel by Tom Wolfe

  • Desc: I am Charlotte Simmons is a 2004 novel by Tom Wolfe, concerning sexual and status relationships at the fictional Dupont University. Wolfe researched the novel by talking to students at North Carolina, Florida, Penn, Duke, Stanford, and Michigan.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Charlotte_Simmons
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  • Result Score: 48.59

Candide

2005 film

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On Immunity: An Inoculation

Book by Eula Biss

Candide, or the Optimist of the Twentieth Century

1960 film

Arene Candide

Arene Candide

Historical landmark in Italy

  • Desc: The Arene Candide, is an archaeological site in Finale Ligure, Liguria, Italy. Its name was derived from the eponymous dune of white sand that could be found at the base of the cliff until the 1920s in the Caprazoppa promontory, where the Arene Candide cave is located.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arene_Candide
  • Type: Place, TouristAttraction, Thing
  • Result Score: 23.64
Comelico Superiore

Comelico Superiore

Comune in Italy

  • Desc: Comelico Superiore is a comune in the Province of Belluno in the Italian region Veneto, located about 130 kilometres north of Venice and about 60 kilometres northeast of Belluno, on the border with Austria.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comelico_Superiore
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea, City
  • Result Score: 16.11
Louis Boulanger

Louis Boulanger

French painter

Kandid Charkviani

Kandid Charkviani

Government official

Candide Sanchez

Actor

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The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse

Book by Gregg Easterbrook

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  • Result Score: 11.04

Paul Hostetter

Musical artist

  • Desc: Paul Hostetter is the Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair in Orchestral Activities for the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, the Conductor and Artistic Advisor for the Sequitur Ensemble, and the Founder and Artistic Adviser to the Music Mondays chamber series in New York City.
  • URL: http://www.lutherie.net/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hostetter
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 8.16

Candide

Theater production

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Candide

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Candide

1994 film

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Candide

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Candide

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Candide

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Candide

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Candide

Theater production

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Candide

Song by Die Mannequin

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Candide

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Candide

Song by The Bathers

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Candide

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Candide

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Candide

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Candide

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Candide

Song by Rachel Portman

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Candide

Event

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Candide

2009 film

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Candide

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Candide

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Candide

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Candide

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Candide

Song by emiLy

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Candide

Song by Extradition Order

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Candide

Song by Stoa

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Candide

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Candide

Song by Extrabreit and Philharmonisches Orchester Hagen

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  • Result Score: 7.00

Candide

Song by Extrabreit and Philharmonisches Orchester Hagen

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  • Result Score: 7.00

Candide

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Candide

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Candide

Event

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Candide

Song by Rachel Portman

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