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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culiar scent of the tala-fruit; sandalwood and mustard oil — Nanda had anointed
himself with this last after the ritual of the bath. "Here we seem to be beyond the
six waves of hunger and thirst, age and death, suffering and illusion," said ...
Even therewith was not quite an end to the favour vouchsafed to the friends; for
after the purificatory bath the maid sat down on the steps that the sun might dry
her. And her native charm, released by the conviction that she was quite alone, ...
... service and build me the funeral hut that I may go into it and burn in the fire. For
the incurable disease burns me within with such torments that the consuming
ardour of the fire will feel by contrast like soothing oil and a healing bath in the
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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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