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Yet the teller has here but one wish: that the hearer may not accept the fact with
thoughtless indifference, as something quite common and natural, simply
because it has been often told and stands in the records, that people practise
cutting off ...
think and talk about are birth and death; yet attend at a birth or a deathbed and
ask yourself, ask the groaning or the parting soul, whether it is common or not.
Self-beheading, however of ten it may be reported, is an act well-nigh impossible;
... which on both sides must be considered no common thing. It was, indeed, a
happiness such as belongs to paradise and seldom to this earth. The common
earthly joys, the gratifications f aJJing to the lot of 153 Oc. BACK AT WELFARE
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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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