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... the fulfilment of the wishes founded in the beauty and virtue of the maiden—
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
Hers above all! For if we are to put her happiness and satisfaction before
everything else, then certainly there can be no purer and more perfect solution
than the one I describe.” “No,” said Shridaman, “I would not have expected this
You have always been a modest youth; but now all at once you scale the heights
of presumption, and declare your situation the purest and perfectest in the world
to guarantee Sita's happiness, when it is obvious that it is I who have the best, ...
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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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