Emdashes—Modern Times Between the Lines

The Basics:
About Emdashes | Email us

Before it moved to The New Yorker:
Ask the Librarians

Best of Emdashes: Hit Parade
A Web Comic: The Wavy Rule


True Index of Your Mind: Do-It-Yourself Candide

Filed under: Headline Shooter   Tagged: , , , ,

Pollux writes:

“In the country of Westphalia… lived a youth whom Nature had endowed with a most sweet disposition. His face was the true index of his mind. He had a solid judgment joined to the most unaffected simplicity; and hence, I presume, he had his name of Candide.”

With these words, Voltaire pays tribute to his creation. The New York Public Library is now featuring an online exhibition for Voltaire’s Candide in which you can pay your own tribute to this 18th century work.

It’s not just any online gallery. This exhibition is calling all artists and readers to contribute their own visions, tributes, and adaptations of Candide. Here is the link for Do-It-Yourself-Candide. Have fun!

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, it may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Thanks for waiting.)

2008 Webby Awards Official Honoree