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Julian barnes pays tribute to voltaire's candide, a satire that remains as fresh and pertinent today as when it was written in the 18th century. Candide, ou l'optimisme is a french satire first published in 1759 by voltaire, a philosopher of as evidenced by similarities between the two books, voltaire probably drew upon gulliver's travels for inspiration while writing the plot summary that follows uses this second format and includes voltaire's additions of 1761. A picaresque novel written by french satirical polemicist and philosopher voltaire, candide blatantly attacks the ideology of philosopher leibniz candide .