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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Thus we see how close together are laughing and weeping; so that it is an
illusion to make any distinction between pleasure and pain, and like the one and
hate the other, when, after all, both can be called good and both bad. But there is
For the first time she called him by his name. The hour had indeed been waited
for, but here it was at last and took on presentness, when he spoke the words: "I
have received her"; when with offerings of rice and butter he took her from her ...
"It is the fruit," she said, "that you gave me in first holy wedded night, when you
were not yet Nanda." "That will not have been much," said he. "What is he called?
" "He is named Samadhi," she replied, "but more and more he is called Andhaka.
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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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