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... 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
mortal but only a god might dream, and if he could not live without this happiness,
The happy miracle is that only an exchange of heads and limbs has come about
at Sita's hands, whereat our heads rejoice, being the decisive factor. Above all,
our rejoicing is due to the happiness in store for Ska of the lovely hips. But now ...
But she had not foreseen — nor in her happiness would at first admit it — that the
Nanda-body, when combined with the narrow- nosed Shridaman-head, the
thoughtful, mild eyes and cheeks covered with soft fan-shaped beard, was no
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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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