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For everything depended on the spirit in which we looked on.” . Nanda received
the reproach in all modesty. “Teach me, then, Dau-ji (elder brother),” he begged, “
in what spirit you looked on and how I should have done.” “Lo,” said Shridaman ...
This world is not so made that spirit is fated to love only spirit, and beauty only
beauty. Indeed the very contrast between the two points out, with a clarity at once
intellectual and beautiful, that the world's goal is union between spirit and beauty,
anything else from you; for from the first I have known your high spirit and your
pride, and that they dwell in you along with the weakness of the flesh. In the
name of our son I thank you for your resolve. But we must consider well how to
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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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