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A Monastery Of European Monks An Anonymous Persian Play

Auhtor: Frank Morlock

Language: english

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Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, February 2006


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Summary of the Book 'A Monastery Of European Monks An Anonymous Persian Play':

Franois-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 ? 30 May 1778) better known by the pen name Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties including freedom of religion and free trade. Voltaire was a prolific writer and produced works in almost every literary form including plays poetry novels essays historical and scientific works more than 20000 letters and more than 2000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken supporter of social reform despite strict censorship laws and harsh penalties for those who broke them. As a satirical polemicist he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance religious dogma and the French institutions of his day. Voltaire was one of several Enlightenment figures whose works and ideas influenced important thinkers of both the American and French Revolutions.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Monastery Of European Monks An Anonymous Persian Play':


... the cavalcade marches around the stage the actors talk and sing without halting or dismounting. THE IMAM ZEINULABEDINE: (singing) God! I see ...
... My nuptial house has become a house of mourning my fianc'e, Kassem, has fallen martyr under the sword of Koufiens, after having endured frightful ...
... Have patience, my daughter. Dry your tears, I cannot see them shed. Alas! I don't have any other water to offer you than the water of my eyes: me ...
... I were to have a thousand lives, a thousand souls for myself alone, I would have willingly offered them to please you. How to find water in these ...
... the right that a conqueror employs towards his vanquished enemy. Don't be surprised, slave of sorrow you haven't had anything but the first test, ...
... you to do in the midst of monks, chief of warriors? If you have business with one of ours, tell us his name. CHEMR: This army that you see composed ...
... family of the prophet Mohammed. Carefully guard these usurping skulls but take especial care of the self proclaimed head of the religion. (he leaves) ...
... is the city of Medina, my place of rest, the sands of the desert of Kerbala. Rose newly blossomed in the garden of flowers of the true faith, ...
... you, joy of the maternal breast of the best of women! To serve as ransom for your luminous head, to die for you, embloodied torso, would be a true ...
... of an infamous executioner cut you and rumpled in the mud with the blood of your young shaft! This head which, like my soul, had my breast for its ...
... of all my allies and friends strew the path of God, martyrs to the scoundrelish impieties of rebels! The remains of your noble family find themselves ...
... disfigured features of your beautiful head mean? Why do I see this severed throat burned by thirst? Since our separation I wept blood thinking of ...
... in the times of the Prophet, was severed by the hate of barbarians. I salute you, head of Hussein, overflowing with blood, receive the homage of our ...
... it had pleased God that the entire earth collapse in ruins, rather than having served as the theatre of a crime so atrocious! Poor Fatima, when she ...
... I salute you: Alpha of the constellation of Capricorn, I salute you!! Cherished head, receive this homage from my afflicted soul! At the sight of ...
... you striking me with blindness when I contemplate these horrors! A head noble like this one, drinking his blood, poor mother! Tell me, my son, where ...
... your allies, your disciples? What has become of Aly Ekber, light of your heart and eyes, and Abbas, and Kassem, and Asgar? What has happened to the ...
... where these women dressed in black came from? They pronounced over your head grief for the deceased, and rendered you funeral honors. What does ...
... victim of God. 3. Among Muslims the custom means as well that a woman of distinction is arriving somewhere, all men finding themselves on her ...
... By Quinault 1686Franois-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 ? 30 May 1778), better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer and ...