Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) (1694--1778) was one of the key thinkers of the European Enlightenment. Of his many works, Candide remains the most popular. Peter Constantine was awarded the 1998 PEN Translation Award for Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann and the 1999 National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov: Forty-three New Stories. Widely acclaimed for his recent translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel, he also translated Gogol's Taras Bulba and Tolstoy's The Cossacks for the Modern Library. His translations of fiction and poetry have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Harper's, and Paris Review. He lives in New York City.
Voltaire was born in 1694 and died in 1778.
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Zadig: A Masterpiece Dec 14, 2006
Zadig is a well written story of about the wise man named Zadig. He has many characteristics that make him a perfect worldly man at its greatest. He is wise, justified, and well-read. By far my favorite part in this little masterpiece is when Zadig makes the fine decisions for the King such as when he helped the woman claim her baby. Zadig gets really great when Zadig helps the Widows by convincing them to not burn themselves. I felt the emotion when Zadig lost his beloved Queen when the king unjustly ordered Zadig executed for having an affair with the queen, which he did not. Overall Zadig is a wonderful story that I would suggest to read whether your interests include classics, fantasy, fast-paced, or slow-paced books. It can interesting to a person of any age. Zadig has a little place within me now and I hope this classic story of a man trying to be Just stays with me forever.