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And in short the joyous friend-body, in its former life the chief of the whole, turned
into a tame appendage to a head, into whose noble impulses it soon neither
could nor would enter with any paradisial completeness, and even bore them ...
body and a coarser Shridaman-head; there was no longer anything right about
him at all. ... as she watched the changes and drew inevitable conclusions about
corresponding changes which might have taken place in the distant friend.
If I could now believe she would find her lasting joy and satisfaction in you, my
friend, I would go my way and make my own retreat in the house of my fathers.
But I do not believe it. Possessing the husband-head on the friend-body, she ...
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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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