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Following the steep gulley, with many jolts, they came on a temple hewed out of
the rock, and recognized it as a shrine of Devi, Durga the terrible and
unapproachable, Kali the dark Mother. Obeying an impulse of his heart, Shri-
A Legend of India Thomas Mann, Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter. open air. A fig tree
stood in front of the shrine, hung with climbing vines. She seized one of these,
made a noose, put it round her neck, and was just in the act to strangle herself.
She ran through the audience chamber and through the entrance hall and into
the holy shrine, and there before the frightful countenance of the goddess she set
to the prescribed task with flushed and feverish energy. The attraction between ...
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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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