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On top of the bank stood the little temple, built simply of wood and already
somewhat rickety though carved in pleasing designs. It was the temple of the
Mistress of all desires- and joys, with a bulbous tower above the cella. The steps
leading to ...
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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