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... the fulfilment of the wishes founded in the beauty and virtue of the maiden—
was unthinkable, unimaginable, and of an extravagance, in short, far beyond
mortal pretensions. If a man were afflicted by desire for a happiness of which no
What we thought was the humming of bees was the whirr of his bolt; and Rati,
sister of the springtime and desire, she has done this to you. And it is all quite
normal and jolly, happens every day, and is no more than proper to a man. To 57.
Desire did not become my noble husband Shridaman, it became neither his head
nor his body, which after all, you will agree, is the important factor. His body lying
there, so piteously severed from its head, did not know how to shape the rites ...
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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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