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“But the change you perceive has a different cause and belongs to a story full of
strangeness and stress, which is precisely the story of us three who petition you.
It has set us face to face with a question we cannot solve by ourselves; we must ...
The little words “at first,” a faint premonitory troubling of their unclouded sky, are
an addition by one narrating the story from outside and passing on it; whereas
they who lived in it, whose story it is, knew of no “at first,” but were only aware of ...
father or on his mother (whose name does not occur in the story because she
plays so modest a role) or on any other member of the Brahman merchant's
family or the other inhabitants of the temple village. The idea that there was
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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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