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Desire did not become my noble husband Shridaman, it became neither his head
nor his body, which after all, you will agree, is the important factor. His body lying
there, so piteously severed from its head, did not know how to shape the rites ...
But Nanda's opinion too I sympathize with; when I remember how pathetic and
insignificant his body looked without its head, I must agree with him that I
probably meant his head more than his body when I said “dear Nanda' to him.
But you ...
Since you cannot live with both of us, I am certain that this youth here, Nanda, my
friend, with whom I exchanged heads, or bodies as you like, Nanda will agree
with me that neither of us can live, and nothing remains but to put off the division
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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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