Upload

Loading icon Loading...

This video is unavailable.

On Voltaire and "Candide"-- A Discussion with Dr. Paul LeClerc

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like The New York Public Library's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike The New York Public Library's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add The New York Public Library's video to your playlist.

Uploaded on Nov 24, 2009

Voltaire's tale of the youth Candide's trials, travels, and misadventures as he searches for his beloved Cunegonde was a publishing sensation in Europe in 1759. The satirical treatments of religion, sexuality, and authority made Candide both a target of censorship by the Vatican as well as a hugely popular underground success.

In this in depth discussion, Dr. Paul LeClerc, president of The New York Public Library, talks about his first encounter with the book, the first Random House publication of "Candide," and Voltaire's relevance today.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to