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Desire did not become my noble husband Shrida- man, it became neither his
head nor his body, which after all, you will agree, is the important factor. His body
lying there, so piteously severed from its head, did not know how to shape the
Must you still go on, with your ogling, licking, slavering, your knees giving way
with desire when the object of your delusion heaves in sight? Yes, yes, I know, I
know it all: the body of love, with bitter lust bedewed — limb-play neath satin skin,
We need only recall that to realize how much obsessed a man is, not only with
the desired one but with desire itself; how he is not seeking sanity but intoxication
and yearning, and fears nothing more than to be undeluded, that is to say ...
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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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