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to endure and are nigh to split my heart in twain. A yearning stronger than we are,
too strong to sustain — we are right in calling it unfitting for man, only fit for a god
to know. But I am sure you mean well by me, you want to console me, so I ...
No, we must both fall, each struck to the heart by the other's sword — for only the
sword is the 1 other's,' not the heart. That will be better than if each of us turned
the sword against his own present division; for it seems to me our heads have no
Gladly will I offer my heart to your weapon. But yours I will pierce through that Sita
may not pale for love of me in your arms, but doubly widowed join us in the
flames." Sita professed herself satisfied with these arrangements, she said they ...
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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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