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giously through reed and lotus into the water but may step down in dignity to
drink and to lave themselves. Now, this bathing-place the friends had hit on was
not one of the larger ones, full of offerings, renowned for its miracles, and
to the favour vouchsafed to the friends; for after the purificatory bath the maid sat
down on the steps that the sun might dry her. And her native charm, released by
the conviction that she was quite alone, made her fall into first one, then another ...
There a door on a still lower level, to which steps led down, admitted him into the
heart of the house, the womb of the great Mother. At the foot of the steps he
trembled and staggered back, his hands spread out against the two linga stones
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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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