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But in order that the Brahmans may have naught against it, we will feast them to
the number of many hundreds; and from all the herds we will collect milk so that
they can eat their fill of curds and rice-milk, and so may they be content.
A youth came, with a flat nose and black eyes, pretty as a picture, Nanda was his
name, from Welfare of Cows; he swung me up to the sun in the feast of the sun,
but I felt no glow at all. I got hot — from the caressing air but from nothing else; ...
ness in this, that the strange is now become my own and no longer an object of
desire and admiration, except that I admire myself and that I no longer serve
something else in choosing the mountain feast instead of the Indra-feast, but
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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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