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It showed that she did not mean my body, which in and of itself does not deserve
the name; you yourself have proved that, ... dear Nanda'; but the husband-body
as well—and the situation is fundamentally changed in mine and Sita's favour.
body and a coarser Shridaman-head; there was no longer anything right about
him at all. ... She thought about her husband's body, which she had embraced in
not precisely blissful but sanctified and provocative bridal night, and which she
“And the husband-body,” answered Shridaman. “I forgive you. I forgive you too,
Nanda, as on your side you may forgive me for acting on the judgement of the
holy man and taking Sita for myself, only considering my own I- and my-feeling
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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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