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... soft and the I- and my-feelings not yet hardened into the division of the single
personality. Young Shridaman was a merchant, and the son of a merchant;
Nanda, on the other hand, both a smith and a cowherd, for his father Garga not
smith and a cowherd, for his father Garga not only kept cattle, on the meadow
and in the byre, but also plied the hammer and fanned the fire with a bird's wing.
As for Shridaman's sire, Bha- vabhuti by name, he traced his line on the male
Not so Nanda, son of Garga. His karma was otherwise; and never, by either
tradition or inheritance, had he had to do with things of the mind. No, he was just
as he was, a son of the people, simple and blithe, a Krishna-manifestation, dark
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - polutropos - LibraryThing
Few pages, leaving the reader with much to think about. What is attraction? What is beauty? What is the role of love and lust in a relationship? What is, ultimately, morality? Written with a light, humorous touch, the book is unforgettable. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - fieldnotes - LibraryThing
This folkloric, Hindu-light treatment of desire, loyalty and identity lacks the craft, gravity and heft of other Thomas Mann novels. His few prose outbursts in description of beauty or deity seem ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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