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The friendship between the two youths was based on the diversity in their I- and
my-feelings, those of the one yearning towards those of the other. Incorporation,
that is, makes for isolation, isolation for difference; difference makes for ...
A yearning stronger than we are, too strong to sustain — we are right in calling it
unfitting for man, only fit for a god to know. But I am sure you mean well by me,
you want to console me, so I forgive you the vulgar and ignorant way you express
We need only recall that to realize how much obsessed a man is, not only with
the desired one but with desire itself; how he is not seeking sanity but intoxication
and yearning, and fears nothing more than to be undeluded, that is to say ...
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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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