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The entrance seemed to crouch beneath the wild mountain itself , supported by
columns flanked by snarling leopards . There were painted pictures to right and
left , also at the sides of the inner entrance , carven out of the rock ; visions of life
seemed to take the place of a woman's . - Shridaman heeded not the pictures , he
thought not to see them ; yet his red - veined eyeballs skimmed them in passing ,
and they stirred in his soul feelings of slight giddiness and tender pity , to ...
It always seemed to me it did not fit him ; it was not worthy of him , it did not go
with his head , and always when his flesh rose to encounter me in those wedded
nights it seemed to me like a shame , and a degradation of his refinement , a ...
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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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