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A Legend of India Thomas Mann. dess ! The lust of thy awakened creature was
greater than its satisfaction , its craving greater than its joy . “ And by day I saw
our friend Nanda with the goat - nose ; and in the evening before we went to bed .
She would profit , as you call it , ” retorted Nanda , not without bitterness , “ from
advantages you are now proud to call are just as egotistic as I am . And you
misunderstand me besides . I do not refer to this married body I now have , but to
when Sita's wedded lord continued to dress his new body as he had the old and
not as Nanda did . Again , he did not follow Nanda's practice of anointing his skin
with mustard oil . His head could not tolerate this odour on his own person ; he ...
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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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