“Candide”: Optimism Demolished (review). Michael Weber. Philosophy and Literature, Volume 17, Number 2, October , pp. (Review). Published. Candide: optimism demolished / Haydn Mason. Candide. Physical Description : xvi, p. ; 23 cm. ISBN: (pbk.) (cloth). Locate a. Candide: Optimism Demolished by Haydn Mason, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Mason points out diat owing to its slight form, its flippancy, and its occasional obscenity, Candide needed well over a century to attain anything like the status of an accepted “classic,” and this belated recognition can be largely credited to the ardent admiration of Flaubert.

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In particular, he challenges the revisionist reading advanced by Roy Wolper and Theodore Braun to the effect that Candide remains a satiric butt even in the famous last words of the conte. Chapter 5 inaugurates Mason’s own interpretation of the demolishsd with an examination ofits “Philosophy and Meaning.

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The pages that follow are perhaps the most important in the book, as Mason addresses the controversies surrounding the conclusion of Candide and the Eldorado interlude.

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Its meanings reside, rather, in the rich, fluid, often unsettling experience of reading it, not in detachable statements suitable for csndide on buttons or bumpers. Mason defdy shows how such an interpretation rests on a misreading or non-reading of various details in the final chapter, such as Candide’s attitude toward the Baron, and the place of boredom on the farm pp.

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