Sunday, April 6, 2008


... people who knew merely that "Voltaire" is a pen-name might delight in the fact that it is self-descriptive: Arouet knew himself as a man of intellectual volts, quick turns... --Eva Brann, Yin and Yang, Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2008, review of Dualisms: The Agons of the Modern World, by Ricardo J. Quinones

Recommended reading:
by Voltaire at Reading Rat

Criticism (articles, essays, reviews): Fire and brimstone, review of The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 by Nicholas Shrady, The Economist, April 3, 2008

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