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It would be well for the listener to take pattern from the fortitude of the teller, for it
requires, if anything, more courage to tell such a tale than to hear it. But here it is,
from first to last, just as it fell out: At the time when memory mounted in the mind ...
It was such a mis. fortune, however inevitable; such a fatality, is you don't mind
my saying so" (here she sobbed several times); “such a calamity, such poisonous
bad luck, that I became a wife, being the pert and tongue-tied and ignorant girl ...
That love for Sumantra's golden child that had seized upon Shridaman when he
saw her at her ritual bath — a love so deep and ardent that he had thought he
must die of it, to the great amusement of Nanda's vulgar mind; that violent, ...
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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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