the priest celebrating the cool memory of his race

English translation: evoking distance and objectivity

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04:14 Jan 9, 2001
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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.
Dimo
English translation:evoking distance and objectivity
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.

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Local time: 16:03
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4 +2evoking distance and objectivity
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1673 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
evoking distance and objectivity


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: 16:03
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 171
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Graded automatically based on peer agreement.

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agree  Robert Donahue
3 hrs

agree  RHELLER: also please refer to "celebrating" which flavors the phrase with positive connotations
8 days
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