TITLE

JEWS IN VOLTAIRE'S CANDIDE

AUTHOR(S)
Scherr, Arthur
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Romance Notes;Spring2006, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p297
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
26996730

 

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