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No different, miserable wretch, I told myself, vicious and dishonouring towards thy
rightful husband! It is always the same; how could such as Nanda, who is
simplicity itself in all his words and members while thy lord and husband is really
“Thus and thus,” said he, “the husband's head was bestowed on the body of his
friend, the friend's on the body of the husband. Be so gracious, then, as to
pronounce in your wisdom upon our bewildered state, holy Kamadamana! As
She thought about her husband's body, which she had embraced in not precisely
blissful but sanctified and provocative bridal night, and which she no longer
possessed—or which, if you like, as it was now the friend-body, she still did not ...
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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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