Gardening With Candide
François-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, was born in November 1664 in Paris.
Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher. Voltaire is famous for his wit, intellect and cutting criticism of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic Church. And for writing Candide.
Candide was immediately banned due to religious blasphemy, political sedition, and hostility to authority all disguised as naïveté.
This made Voltaire’s wild tale of Candide wildly popular.
Three hundred and sixty years later Candide is considered Voltaire’s magnum opus. Many scholars consider Candide a vital part of literature’s Western canon.
Candide eventually retreats from the horrors of the world to spend the rest of his life tending his garden. Gardening With Candide, or The Optimist Grows It Alone is RDScally & Obstweedles’ musical interpretation of Voltaire’s demented yet insightful adventure yarn.
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released November 6, 2020
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