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Could there be a more blissful state than to lose oneself in such a sight and be
present only in its presence? I should have liked to hold my breath the whole time
; not out of fear of losing sight of her face, but for fear of undeceiving her belief
But not only shall we not stop at the disgust aroused in us by the sight of misery.
Just as little must we dwell on the desire which the image of the beautiful inspires
; this too being more than image, although the temptation of the senses to take it ...
probably tempts me that I keep them beside me not so much to renounce them as
to enjoy the sight of them. To which I courageously reply that the pleasure of
looking at them constitutes the temptation to eat them. Thus I should make life too
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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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