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The ridge of his nose was thin as a blade; eyes he had, soft of pupil and lid, and
on his cheeks a soft fan-shaped beard. Soft too were his limbs, not moulded by
exercise as cowherd and smith, even rather Brahman-like, as well as clerkly, with
... most high goddess, I am not so bad, that I should not have loved my lord and
husband, and even more feared and honoured him: that head so fine and wise,
the beard soft as the soft mild eyes and lids, and the body that went with them.
But she had not foreseen — nor in her happiness would at first admit it — that the
Nanda-body, when combined with the narrow- nosed Shridaman-head, the
thoughtful, mild eyes and cheeks covered with soft fan-shaped beard, was no
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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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