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I swung her up to the sun." " You swung her? " asked Shridaman, low- voiced but
urgently. And Nanda replied: " Why not? With all the strength of my arms, before
all the people. In her clothes I should have known her at once. But who would ...
She was chosen as sun-maiden last spring when I was in her village, and I
swung her in aid of the sun so high in the heavens that one could hardly hear her
screams. Or else they were lost in the screaming of the crowd." " You were lucky,"
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, ...
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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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