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Persian Letters This Richly Evocative Novel In Letters Tells The Story Of Two Persian Noblemen Who Have Left Their Country The Modern Iran To Journey To Europe In Search Of Wisdom As They Travel, They Write Home To Wives And Eunuchs In The Harem And To Friends In France And Elsewhere Their Colourful Observations On The Culture Differences Between West And East Culture Conjure Up Eastern Sensuality, Repression And Cruelty In Contrast To The Freer, Civilized West But Here Also Unworthy Nobles And Bishops, Frivolous Women Of Fashion And Conceited People Of All Kinds Are Satirized Storytellers As Well As Letter Writers, Montesquieu S Usbek And Rica Are Disrespectful And Witty, But Also Serious Moralists Persian Letters Was A Succ S De Scandale In Paris Society, And Encapsulates The Libertarian, Critical Spirit Of The Early Eighteenth Century

10 thoughts on “Persian Letters

  1. says:

    How to sell a book 300 years old to a modern reader What is the appeal today of the epistolary musings of a couple of Oriental travellers having a first contact with Western civilization at the end of King Louis the 14th Here are some points that I hope will tickle your interest 1 The Persian Letters were not written as history, but as a contemporary satire of French civiliza

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    Lettres Persanes Persian Letters, MontesquieuPersian Letters is a literary work, written in 1721, by Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu, recounting the experiences of two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, who are traveling through France In 1711 Usbek leaves his seraglio in Isfahan to take the long journey to France, accompanied by his young friend Rica He leaves behind

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    Montesquieu may not be known to you, but he is largely responsible for the system of checks and balances in the U.S Constitution between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government The Founding Fathers of our country were deeply influenced by Montesquieu s The Spirit of the Laws, which he wrote later in life.The Persian Letters, however, was written a quarte

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    This book from 1721, written during and set at the beginning of that licentious interregnum between the death of Lou 14 and the majority of boytoy 15, known as the Regency took me a while to read, considering its brevity, possibly because it lent itself to reading in small morsels which could be chewed upon slowly and digested in repose Or perhaps because its many tasty tidbits

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    A remarkable book Its topics read as if written in 2010 Persian Iranian Islam trying to convert Armenian Christians and Zoroastrians because of the new Shah s edict Hence, all the Armenians fled, emptying with a stroke of the pen all the skilled workmen, and all the businessmen of Persia Then there are the gender issues, letters written by favorite wives in the seraglio to their

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    One of my first thrills of enthusiasm for classical books vintage.What a legendary satire, my friends The link between you and Montesquieu feels fresh as a glass of beer, as if the French writer was having casual talk with you over a drink about the relevance of privatizing SNCF French National Railway Company Un de mes tous premiers coups de c ur pour des auteurs du cru classique

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    The nice thing about reading early novels is that they so often have nothing in common with a typical contemporary novel That s definitely the case for PL, of which only the first dozen and the last half dozen pages are are connected in any kind of narrative Not only that, the narrative is immensely dull, unless you re the sort of person who gets off on descriptions of Harem life S

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    This book, a sort of novel , is an epistolary story of two Persian travelers, Usbek and Rica, who travel to Europe Usbek leaves behind five wives and a handful of eunuchs to watch over them The letters are sent from and to a variety of the people, and each of them reflect on some form of culture, whether the men s perspective of Western civilization or Usbek s wives opinions on thei

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    I enjoyed this so muchthan I could have anticipated But I don t really feel like reviewing it in a thoughtful way My apologies I have always loved the correspondence technique for storytelling It allows for digressions and timeline manipulations you can t get away with in a regular narrative I liked the parables A person probably getsfrom the book on a subsequent reading or withtime

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    I started this by chance just before embarking on Unfabling the East by J rgen Osterhammel I ll discuss this book when I review Osterhammel.

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