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Others were yogi of the thick and thin kind , so to speak : they had as good as
completely bridled the steeds of sense , by mortification and abstention fought
their flesh to the knife , and managed to carry through the most awful vows .
Must you the oil - mill round and round , so you are turned upon the wheel of life ,
anguished with appetite , pricked and twitched in your flesh by the six miller's
men of the passions . Could you not leave still go on , with your ogling , licking ...
way hither anything else from you ; for from the first I have known your high spirit
and your pride , and that they dwell in you along with the weakness of the flesh .
In the name of our son I thank you for your resolve . But we must consider well ...
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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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