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They are, and also they are to be seen, soul and image; and ever is it sinful to let
oneself be influenced by the image only and not to heed the soul. It is necessary
to overcome the disgust inspired in us at sight of the scurvy beggar. We must not
pression, not reality; we must go behind it to reach the knowledge to which every
phenomenon can lay claim, for it is more than phenomenon, and one must find
the being, the soul, behindit. But not only shall we not stop at the disgust aroused
gave me to know something of that which is more than the image, since the name
is a part of the essence and of the soul. Happier still I was to hear from you that
she is a good maiden; for that was a means still more easily to go behind her ...
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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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