Curran does a terrific job. . .one can’t help loving Diderot.
A triumphant work. . . detailed, and meticulously researched.
A brilliant, sparkling affair that courses over every major and minor incident in Diderot’s remarkable life.
Andrew Curran succeeds admirably. . .[offering us] the most accessible version of the life and work of this protean figure who trained for the priesthood and ended up questioning every imaginable orthodoxy.