Monday, 10 October 2011

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim “Nathan the Wise”

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim “Nathan the Wise” (Nathan der Weise) - 1779

If you are looking for a non-English classic, this is one that has survived all changes of time and is as actual today as it was in the past. A masterpiece about philosophy, about Jews, Christians, Muslims, and that they are all equal, apparently it was revolutionary in 1779, well, I think it still is revolutionary today.

The way the three monotheistic religions are depicted and the problems between their followers shown is precise and still as true as ever, sadly.

A great, important  part of literature. Read it, you will enjoy it.

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