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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To whom now belongs this all - round fine - limbed woman , and who is truly her
husband ? ” “ Yes , tell us , tell us , o vanquisher of desire ! " cried Nanda loudly
and with confidence . Sita only hastily pulled her veil from her head to direct her ...
For in marriage one reaches by the the right hand to the bride ; but the hand
belongs to it leave the body ; and the body is the friend ' s . ” icking With an
exultant cry Nanda leaped to his finely : when shaped feet . Sita and Shridaman
sat still ...
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 between the two . This is the basis of the Vedic teaching ; “ Bliss ...
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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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