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For so it is, that what enchains us frees us, and that exaltation it is that binds
together beauty of sense and beauty of spirit." Nanda's black eyes glittered with
tears, for he was easily moved and could scarcely listen to metaphysical
There is an intellectual beauty and one that speaks to the senses. Some people
will have it that the beautiful belongs solely to the field of sense; they separate the
intellectual entirely from it, so that our world presents a picture of cleavage ...
This world is not so made that spirit is fated to love only spirit, and beauty only
beauty. Indeed the very contrast between the two points out, with a clarity at once
intellectual and beautiful, that the world's goal is union between spirit and beauty,
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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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