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Come, let us stretch out in the soft grass after our meal and look through the
branches of the trees into the sky. It is such a wonderful thing to look from a
station which does not actually oblige us to look up, because the eyes are
already directed ...
look with pleasure—you do not? Your eyes are red, as when you recite texts from
the RigVeda.” “Be quiet!” Shridaman admonished him in turn. “And be serious.
This is a serious, a sacred sight; that we look on at it is only excusable if we do it ...
The glances of a maiden's eye Have turned his head to jelly; A monkey tumbled
from a tree Could not look half so silly!” Then he went on roaring, clapping his
hands on his knees, and crying out: “Shridaman, brother, how I rejoice to know it
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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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