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So build me the pyre, for only in the fire is salvation from the conflict of the human
and the divine. It pains me that you would enter it with me, on account of your
youth and your blithe young nature and lucky-calf lock; yet there is some justice
in it ...
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
The blossoms of the red ashoka and the kimshuka tree made the woodland glow
like fire. Her eyes were dazed by the brilliant dawn; but when she shaded them
with her hand she distinguished a hut at the edge of the clearing, thatched with ...
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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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