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I use the word ' hushed ' because we say hush when we want to listen; and
listening can only properly be done where there is a hush. It lets us listen to
everything in it which is not entirely still, so that the stillness speaks as in a dream
and we ...
And I will listen to your tale, though the fumes of life it exhales will come nigh to
choke me. Word for word will I listen to it, for no one shall ever tax Kamadamana
with lack of courage. True, it is hard to distinguish between courage and curiosity.
So come with me, you life- reeking mortals of both sexes, come with me to my
hollow tree and tell me of all life's manifold uncleanlinesses; tell me as much as
you like, and I will listen, for my correction and to get rid of the idea that I am
doing it ...
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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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