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to this mutual deed — I see all clearly. But only- one sword is here — and Nanda
holds it! How could they fight with only one? Shridaman, forgotten all wisdom and
mildness, seized the sword and hewed off Nanda's head, who then — but no!
Only one sword — they cannot have killed each other with it in turn, one sword is
not enough for two. But there is a third person left, and that is I. They will say I am
an abandoned woman and murdered my husband and his foster- brother, my ...
No, we must both fall, each struck to the heart by the other's sword — for only the
sword is the ' other's,' not the heart. That will be better than if each of us turned the
sword against his own present division; for it seems to me our heads have no ...
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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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