Scherr, Arthur
April 2006
Romance Notes;Spring2006, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p297
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article discusses the role of Jews in philosopher Voltaire's satire "Candide." The author states that many scholars have labeled Voltaire and anti-Semite due to various statements made in his body of work, including "Candide." The author contends that those defending Voltaire against charges of antisemitism have not paid attention to how Jews are depicted in "Candide." The author claims that the Jews fair better than most other groups the book's satire.


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