The Transposed Heads: A Legend of India
Vintage Books, 1959 - 115 Seiten
From a Nobel Prize for Literature winner and one of the most iconic German writers of the 20th century, Transposed Heads is a beautiful story that explores the complex relationship between the spirit, body, and mind. Inspired by an ancient Hindu legend, Mann's writes about two Indian friends, Shridaman and Nanda, whom together, decide to decapitate themselves. However, they awaken from their attempted suicides to find their heads restored, but to the wrong body. Now, Sita, the wife of Shridaman must determine the true meaning of identity as she navigates her own feelings as to which representation is her actual husband. As the love-triangle carries on, Mann shows just how entwined our mind, body, and spirit are.
"The Transposed Heads is altogether delightful . . . It is certainly the most charming of Mann's works . . . in short, a restatement in parable form of Mann's intransigent faith in the human intellect. It is also a rich and subtle analysis of the psychology of friendship and love."--Sewanee Review
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So we flow into Vishnu ' s world - dreaming godhead ; but that into the sea of the
Mother . Lo , we came to a place where our life - dream flowed into the sacred
bathing - place , and there appeared to us the All - Mother , the All - Consumer ,
ind unappulse of his wv honour Following the steep gulley , with many jolts , they
came on a temple hewed out of the rock , and recognized it as a shrine of Devi ,
Durga the terrible and unapproachable , Kali the dark Mother . Obeying an ...
and they stirred in his soul feelings of slight giddiness and tender pity , to prepare
it for the beholding of the Mother . Twilight reigned in the rocky cell , lighted only
from above by rays falling through the mountain into the audience hall , which ...
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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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