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He wore a little cap on his sleek black hair, still wet from the bath; a loincloth of
white cotton cloth, rings on his upper arms, and round his neck a necklace of
stone-pearls held together with gold bands. Through it one could see the “
headiness of the jasmine, the peculiar scent of th tala-fruit; sandalwood and
mustard oil– Nand. had anointed himself with this last after the ritua. of the bath. “
Here we seem to be beyond the six waves of hunger and thirst, age and death, ...
That love for Sumantra's golden child that had seized upon Shridaman when he
saw her at her ritual bath — a love so deep and ardent that he had thought he
must die of it, to the great amusement of Nanda's vulgar mind; that violent, ...
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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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