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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"Because after all you are actually a child of Samsara and thus completely taken
up with life," answered Shridaman; "you do not belong among the souls who feel
the need to emerge above the frightful ocean of laughing and weeping as lotus ...
"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 being," replied Nanda, "but
even so you are more easily blinded by Samsara than people who have not.
It tangles the beholder deeper in the snares of Samsara, so he simply loses
consciousness just the way one loses one's breath. That is the effect she has
even if it is not her intention. But her lengthening her eyes in the shape of a lotus
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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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