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A young girl stood at the lonely shrine, aboul to perform the ritual of the bath. She
had laid her sari and bodice on the steps and stood there quite nude, save only
for some beads round her neck, her swaying ear-rings, and a white ribbon round
The little witch stood there too long in your sight; Kama, the god with the flowery
arrow, has pierced you through. What we thought was the humming of bees was
the whirr of his bolt; and Rati, sister of the springtime and desire, she has done ...
Did it only seem so to his blood-shot eyes, or had he never anywhere beheld the
raging one in such triumphantly horrible guise? Framed in an arch composed of
skulls and hacked-off hands and feet, the idol stood out from the living rocky wall
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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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