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Indeed, the head decides the value of the body for love, and the impression it
makes. It is not enough to say that if it wore another head it would not be the
same. Let one single feature, one expressive line be changed, and the whole is
And in short the joyous friend-body, in its former life the chief of the whole, turned
into a tame appendage to a head, into whose noble impulses it soon neither
could nor would enter with any paradisial completeness, and even bore them ...
body and a coarser Shridaman-head; there was no longer anything right about
him at all. And here the narrator would particularly invoke the sympathy of his
hearers for Sita's feelings as she watched the changes and drew inevitable ...
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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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