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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Yet we are equally guilty if we simply feast on the sight of beauty without inquiring
into its being. And our debt to it is even greater, so it seems to me, if we see it
while it does not see us. Let me tell you, Nan- da, it was a real boon to me that
For so it is, that what enchains us frees us, and that exaltation it is that binds
together beauty of sense and beauty of spirit." Nanda's black eyes glittered with
tears, for he was easily moved and could scarcely listen to metaphysical
There is an intellectual beauty and one that speaks to the senses. Some people
will have it that the beautiful belongs solely to the field of sense; they separate the
intellectual entirely from it, so that our world presents a picture of cleavage ...
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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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