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Shridaman very much liked all this, comparing it with himself, who was several
shades lighter in both head and limbs, with a face too quite otherwise shaped.
The ridge of his nose was thin as a blade; eyes he had, soft of pupil and lid, and
Forgive me, dear Shridaman " — and she turned expressly to his head,
deliberately overlooking the Nanda-body it sat on ... Things swam before my eyes
, I saw only unclearly whose head and limbs I had in my hands and had to trust to
And in short the joyous friend-body, in its former life the chief of the whole, turned
into a tame appendage to a head, into ... that the effect was reciprocal between
head and limbs; since the Shridaman-head, conditioning his I- and my- feeling, ...
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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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