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A young girl stood at the lonely shrine, about to perform the ritual of the bath. She
had laid her sari and bodice on the steps and stood there quite nude, save only
for some beads round her neck, her swaying ear-rings, and a white ribbon round
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.
Slender Nanda, let me hear! " Vying in pardon, the transformed youths bent over,
lifted her up, the one with the other's arms, and all three stood embraced,
weeping and laughing together. Two things became at once very clear: first, that
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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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