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to this mutual deed — I see all clearly. But only one sword is here — and Nanda
holds it! How- could they fight with only one? Shridaman, forgotten all wisdom
and mildness, seized the sword and hewed off Nanda 's head, who then — but
That is a widow's common lot; but how much worse stain will attach to me when I
return alone to the house of my father and my father-in-law? Only one sword —
they cannot have killed each other with it in turn, one sword is not enough for two.
No, we must both fall, each struck to the heart by the other's sword — for only the
sword is the 1 other's,' not the heart. That will be better than if each of us turned
the sword against his own present division; for it seems to me our heads have no
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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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