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exploded on the French literary scene in 1759. This satire mocks the then-prevalent philosophy of optimism and criticises relentlessly the social, political, and religious institutions of its time. It follows the adventures of starry-eyed Candide and his tutor Dr. Pangloss as they travel across Europe, facing cruelties and absurdities of all kinds. Gwee Li Sui’s lecture will turn at length to the influence this novel has on the modern world. About the Speaker Gwee Li Sui is a poet, a graphic artist, and a literary critic. His poetry includes Who Wants to Buy a Book of Poems? (1998), One Thousand and One Nights (2014), The Other Merlion and Friends (2015), and Death Wish (2017). Gwee has edited several acclaimed literary anthologies and lectured on a vast range of subjects. He has also written FEAR NO POETRY!: An Essential Guide to Close Reading (2014) and Spiaking Singlish...

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