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“And by day I saw our friend Nanda wit the goat-nose; and in the evening before
we wen to bed. I saw him and I noticed him, as wedlock had now taught me to
see and notice men; and the question slipped into my head and into my dreams:
Nanda's to Shridaman—if we may call his trunk without the chief feature of it
Shridaman at all — and Shridaman's to Nanda, if the headless Nanda was in fact
still Nanda. In short, they arose before you, not husband and friend in their order,
She would profit, as you call it," retorted Nanda, not without bitterness, "from
advantages you are now proud to call your own. You are just as egotistic as I am.
And you misunderstand me besides. I do not refer to this married body I now
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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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