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I should have liked to hold my breath the whole time; not out of fear of losing sight
of her face, but for fear of undeceiving her belief that she was alone; for that I
trembled and felt myself sacredly responsible. She is called Sita, you say?
For a little space there was silence, it turned its face away; when it turns back it is
no more the same, but changed to a frightful mask, a face of horror, distracting,
Medusalike, turning the beholder to stone, or maddening him to wild acts of ...
“At least I might recognize your face; but your form seems in the meantime to
have gone through a certain refining process which I suppose I may ascribe to
your former visit.” “It did me a great deal of good,” Nanda answered evasively. “
But the ...
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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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