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the priest celebrating the cool memory of his race
English translation: evoking distance and objectivity
04:14 Jan 9, 2001
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary
English term or phrase:the priest celebrating the cool memory of his race
This is a passage from a book.The thing is the above-mentioned phrase escapes me.Could you help me with it giving to me some explainion?Thanks.
I had an ever-changing repertoire of feints and thrusts: for instance, with the hearty, I invariably questioned, gently of course, the virtue of a life in the city, confined to a small apartment with uninhibited babies and breathing daily large quantities of soot; at other times I assumed a prince of darkness pose, alone with his crimes in an ancient house, a figure which could, if necessary, be quickly altered to the more engaging one of remote observer of the ways of men, a Stoic among his books, sustained by the recorded fragments of forgotten bloody days, evoking solemnly the pure essences of nobler times, a chaste intelligence beyond the combat, a priest celebrating the cool memory of his race.My theater was extensive and I almost regretted that with Iris there was no need for even a brief curtain raiser, much less one of my exuberant galas.
Explanation: following on from the rest of the sentence - he is describing himself as a cool, impartial observer, one who watches but doesn't become physically involved.
Wonderful, complicated writing.
Angela Dickson United Kingdom Local time: 15:18 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 171
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