TITLE

CANDIDE'S PANGLOSS: VOLTAIRE'S TRAGICOMIC HERO

AUTHOR(S)
Scherr, Arthur
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Romance Notes;Fall2006, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p87
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the book "Candide," by the philosopher Voltaire and its character Pangloss as a tragic and comic hero. The author engages the perspective of Voltaire scholar Haydn Mason, who paint Pangloss as an evil figure. The author argues that Pangloss is more sympathetic to human suffering that previous scholars have given him credit for.
ACCESSION #
30103944

 

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