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In the back of his head, in the very pit of his stomach, in the woeful excitation of
his organs of sex, he felt one single urge, driving on to the extremity of a deed
against his own life in the service of the eternal womb. With lips already
bloodless he ...
Shridaman," he sobbed, " dear friend, what hast thou done, and how couldst thou
bring thyself to do this with thy hands and arms, a deed so hard to do! It was not
anything for thee! ' No one urged thee to this, yet hast thou accomplished it.
to this mutual deed — I see all clearly. But only- one sword is here — and Nanda
holds it! How could they fight with only one? Shridaman, forgotten all wisdom and
mildness, seized the sword and hewed off Nanda's head, who then — but no!
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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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