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No, he was just as he was, a son of the people, simple and blithe, a Krishna-
manifestation, dark of skin and hair; he even had the " lucky-calf " lock on his
breast. His work as a smith had made powerful his arms; that as a shepherd had
Lost and gone — and the other, Nanda, who swung me and wooed me for
Shridaman — severed and bleeding body from head — there he lies, the lucky-
calf lock still on his breast — once so merry, but headless, what now? I could
touch him, ...
... blissful but sanctified and provocative bridal night, and which she no longer
possessed — or which, if you like, as it was now the friend-body, she still did not
possess — and she doubted not where the lucky-calf lock was to be found.
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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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