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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"It is verily true as thy word sayeth," responded Nanda. "In the noise of the market
-place one does not listen, that is only done where there is a hush that even so
holds this and that to listen to. Quite soundless, filled with silence, is only Nirvana,
Then you suddenly get the idea in your head to meddle with Nirvana arid talk
about its negative condition and how it cannot be called hushed rior cosy, and all
that is funny enough to make one weep, or, to use the word made on purpose, it
an interest in Nirvana, as well as I can — that might not be so good. You have
hurt me too, let me tell you." "And in what way then do I in my turn hurt you?"
Shridaman asked. "Because you have read the Vedas and learned about the
nature of ...
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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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