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... greatness; for she is the wrathful one, black and terrifying, drinking the blood of
creatures out of steaming vessels; but at the same rime is she the white and
gracious one, source of all being, cherishing all forms of life at her nourishing
I would look at his breast with the lucky-calf lock, his narrow hips and very small
hind-quarters, mine being so large, and Shridaman forming in this respect a
mean between me and Nanda, and my self-control forsook me. When his arm ...
If Nanda," said Shridaman, " is not ashamed of the body that has fallen to his lot,
and does not miss too much the breast-lock of Krishna, which would be painful to
me, for myself I can only say that I count myself the happiest of men.
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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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