The Transposed Heads: A Legend of India
Vintage Books, 1959 - 115 Seiten
"The story of Sita of the beautiful hips ... and of her two husbands" is a tale of sexual desire and marital responsibility, set in India.--p. .
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And I made acquaintance with such a man, practised in self- mortification,
Kamadamana by name, that he might give me instruction in that kind of life. I
visited him in the Dankaka forest where he lives, and where there are very many
other holy ...
Be so gracious, then, as to pronounce in your wisdom upon our bewildered state,
holy Kamadamana! As you decree, so will we be bound and act according, for we
ourselves cannot decide. To whom now belongs this all-round fine-limbed ...
"But that is only the premise," Kamadamana went on in a louder voice. "The
conclusion follows to outmount and outsound till with truth it is crowned. Please
wait a moment." With that he stood up and went inside his hollow, fetched a
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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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