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But we must say that despite his goat-nose and his physical habit, which stood
midway between the lowly folk who had sold him his iron and Shrida- man the
grandchild of Brahmans, Nanda was equal to the difficult situation and did not
... turning into one another. And in that all-encompassing labyrinthine flux of the
animal, human, and divine, there would be an elephant's trunk that ended in a
man's hand, or a boar's head seemed to take the place of a woman's. — Shrida-
Shrida- man heeded not the pictures, he thought not to see them; yet his red-
veined eyeballs skimmed them in passing, and they stirred in his soul feelings of
slight giddiness and tender pity, to prepare it for the beholding of the Mother.
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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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