Dmitry LevitzkyPortrait of  Denis Diderot (1713-1784),  1773, Oil on canvas

Why has this particular moment been chosen to publish in translation five short tales by Denis Diderot, perhaps the most encyclopedic of eighteenth-century French philosophes? Journalist, social reformer, pioneer dramatist and original art critic, experimental writer of fiction—to name but a few of the spheres that attracted his endless curiosity and his open, probing intelligence...

 
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