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Soft too were his limbs, not moulded by exercise as cowherd and smith, even
rather Brahman-like, as well as clerkly, with a rather soft, narrow breast and some
fat on the little belly, but otherwise flawless, with fine knee-joints and feet. It was a
... 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 “luckycalf" lock on his breast. Shridaman had a
If the burst of song was rather startling, like a relief to an overcharged breast, its
dying away was no less so. - Behind him the wedded pair sat silent. They had
Nanda immediately before them, their gaze if directed straight ahead would rest
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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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