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If you are serious in your friendship," he said to Nanda, always in that strangled,
wildly agitated voice, " then do me love's last service and build me the funeral hut
that I may go into it and burn in the fire. For the incurable disease burns me ...
glowing fire. Then in solemn procession, with a team of white bulls he led her
home to his village and to his mother's heart. Here there were more good-luck
ceremonies to be performed, here too they went round about the fire; he fed her
My lord and husband, wh went about the fire with me, my Shridaman wit the
estimable head and the body, which after aJ was warm, for he taught me lust, as
far as I knov it, in nights of holy wedlock — severed the honoured head from 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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