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Indeed, the head decides the value of the body for love, and the impression it
makes. It is not enough to say that if it wore another head it would not be the
same. Let one single feature, one expressive line be changed, and the whole is
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 ...
A Legend of India Thomas Mann. Sita abode by your head and went out of my
house. 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
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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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