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Shridaman spent " at first " in perfect relish of their sensual joys, in the
incomparable delights of love — the body of the friend, so hotly coveted and won
at last (if one may still so designate the body of Nanda in the sign of Shridaman 's
body and a coarser Shridaman-head; there was no longer anything right about
him at all. And here the narrator would particularly invoke the sympathy of his
hearers for Sita's feelings as she watched the changes and drew inevitable ...
My body could rejoice in her in the consciousness of your head and yours in the
consciousness of mine, as she rejoiced in me in the sign of your head and in you
in the sign of mine. But our honour may count as saved, for I have only betrayed ...
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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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