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The first was eighteen years old, the second already one-and-twenty; both, each
on his proper day, had been girt with the sacred cord and received into the
company of the twiceborn. Their homes were in the temple village called Welfare
On top of the bankstood the little temple, built simply of wood and already
somewhat rickety though carved in pleasing designs. It was the temple of the
Mistress of all desires and joys, with a bulbous tower above the cella. The steps
leading to ...
And that with the sun getting high, because we had already lost so much time. I
shall soon fly out of my skin with rage. There is not a single excuse, in the whole
range of reasonable, sensible possibilities, for one disappearing and then the ...
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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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